The Prediabetes Rumour

Rumour: Having prediabetes does not put you at risk of cardiovascular disease, as diabetes does

Truth: This is false.

After following participants for an average of 9.5 years, researchers have determined that individuals with prediabetes have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality – a risk already established in those with diabetes.

Reference

  1. Huang Y, Cai X, Mai W, Li M, Hu Y. Association between Prediabetes and risk of cardiovascular disease and all cause mortality: Systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. Published online 2016:i5953. doi:10.1136/bmj.i5953

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