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Studies: Intense Treatment Doesn’t Help Diabetics

Key results from a landmark federal study are in, and the results are disappointing for diabetics: Adding drugs to drive blood pressure and blood-fats lower than current targets did not prevent heart problems, and in some cases caused harmful side effects.

A decade ago, the federal government launched the three-part study to see whether intensely lowering blood sugar, blood pressure, or fats in the blood would reduce heart attacks and strokes in diabetics. The first piece of the study – about blood sugar – was stopped two years ago, when researchers saw more instead of less risk with that approach. Now, the other two parts of the study are in.

http://www.ahiphiwire.org/Clinical/News/Default.aspx?doc_id=534531&utm_source=3/15/2010&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HiWire_Newsletter&uid=TRACK_USER

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March 15, 2010 - Posted by | diabetes, healthcare | , , , , ,

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