MI risk high for women with diabetes

Women with diabetes have around a 40 per cent increased risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) compared with diabetic men, two studies have suggested.

Those aged 45 to 84 have a significantly higher chance of AMI, one study found, with the risk largest between the ages of 45 and 54.

Separate research found that women with diabetes of any age were at higher risk of heart attack and angina.