Diabetes a Bigger Heart Disease Risk for Women Than for Men

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ORLANDO, Feb. 18 - Women with diabetes have a significantly greater risk of dying from coronary heart disease (CHD) than men with diabetes, researchers reported today at the Second International Conference on Women, Heart Disease and Stroke.

Diabetes is a well-established CHD risk factor known to double a person's chance of dying from heart disease.

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