"Heart Drugs For Diabetics" Call

Cholesterol-lowering drugs can halve the risk of strokes in people with diabetes, research has shown. The study of over 2,000 patients, co-ordinated by University College London, was stopped early because the evidence of benefits was so strong. The scientists say all Type 2 diabetics with at least one risk factor for heart disease should be given the drug. The study was presented to the American Diabetes Association congress in Orlando, Florida. The research was backed by Diabetes UK, the Department of Health and Pfizer UK.

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