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Blood Pressure Linked to Risk Faced By Diabetics (Australia)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Researchers at the George Institute of International Health at the University of Sydney have discovered that reducing blood pressure can lower the risk of dying from diabetes. For the study, 11,000 patients with type 2 diabetes were divided into two groups. Half were given Coversyl Plus, a drug known to lower blood-pressure. The other half were given a placebo. Results published in The Lancet showed a 14 percent decrease in the overall risk of death for patients who were given Coversyl. Their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was also reduced 18 percent. (Click here for more - May Require Free Registration



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