Alarming stuff. Lancet published a study, which revealed that a person with type 2 diabetes is likely to suffer stroke, heart attack, or cardiovascular disease 15 years earlier than a person who is diabetes-free.
You have to pay to access the study from scientists from the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Canada, but both Reuters and Medical News Today ran a story about this disastrous news.
"Diabetes confers the same risk of cardiovascular disease as aging 15 years," said Gillian Booth of the Institute of Clinical Evaluation Sciences in Toronto, told Reuters in an interview.
Special thanks to my research assistant Jennifer Moore.