Study results leave search for new diabetes and heart disease treatments unresolved

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 09:51 in Health & Medicine

Treatment with the anti-hypertensive drug valsartan (Diovan) led to a modest reduction in the development of type 2 diabetes but did not significantly reduce cardiovascular events in patients with impaired glucose tolerance, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Oxford. They jointly reported results at the American College of Cardiology meeting today from the world's first study designed to find ways to control the progression to diabetes and cardiovascular disease in people at risk.

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