Women with diabetes have worse CHD risk

Women with diabetes are over 40 percent more likely to develop heart disease compared to men, a large meta-analysis finds, and the disparity is not entirely explained by undertreatment.

The meta-analysis of 64 cohorts and 858,507 individuals found women with diabetes were almost three times more likely to have coronary heart disease (CHD) compared to women without diabetes.

Men with diabetes were twice as likely to have CHD compared to men without diabetes, figures showed.

But when it came to risk compared to men, women with