Diabetes, stroke and MI combo cuts life by 15 years

PATIENTS with a history of diabetes, stroke and myocardial infarction could have a 15-year shorter life compared to those with none of the conditions, according to a large UK study of mortality rates.

The prognosis is even more gloomy for those at a younger age, with researchers from the University of Cambridge Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration estimating a life expectancy 23 years shorter in a 40-year-old with all three conditions. 

Data from 1.2 million people and more than 135,000 deaths was analysed to discover the life expectancy of patients with two or three cardiometabolic comorbidities.

Those with