Stroke risk up in type 2 women

Previous research from the University of Queensland’s School of Population Health has shown that in people with diabetes, the excess risk of coronary heart disease is significantly higher in women than in men. The research team have now shown that the same effect holds true for stroke.

“Men will always have a higher absolute risk, but it appears that having diabetes negates the female advantage when it comes to both heart disease and stroke,” Professor Rachel Huxley from UQ told Medical Observer.