Diabetologia article heralds that women with Diabetes are 44% more likely to have heart disease than men.
Why do you think that diabetic women are 44% more likely to have cardiovascular events and heart disease than men with diabetes? These Australian, UK, and Netherlands authors propose that it might have something to do with prolonged exposure to adverse levels of cardiovascular risk factors among prediabetic women, compared with their male counterparts, possibly driven by greater levels of adiposity before diabetes is even diagnosed. Something we found very interesting is that only 18 (0.1%) of the 116 qualifying articles in this meta analysis had data stratified by sex, so again, we need to call on our researchers to do the work needed so that we can better define not only the sex differences in outcomes, but sex differences in risk and prevention. And women’s outcomes need to be seen in more than 0.1% of the subjects studied.
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