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Diabetes Ages Heart
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Current research shows that half of all American adults are now at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

A new study from Canada examined the 15-year medical records of 379,003 people with diabetes and more than 9,018,082 people without the disease. Women with diabetes entered a high-risk category for suffering a heart attack at an average age of 54—almost 15 years earlier than they would have due to normal aging.

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Reprinted with permission from Vibrant Life, July/August 2007. Copyright © 2008 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.

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