Aggressive measures to treat diabetics make many of them worse, studies show

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 12:56 in Health & Medicine

Rigorous treatment to bring down blood pressure and cholesterol is not beneficial and increases side effects, researchers say. It seemed like a good idea. Diabetics are at an unusually high risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke, so sharply reducing their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar should be highly beneficial. But a decade of studies of thousands of patients show that...

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