Intense Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Therapies Don't Help Type 2 Diabetics

Posted on March 17th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

Two sets of results from a large U.S. government-sponsored trial find that neither aggressive treatment of cholesterol nor of blood pressure lowers the risk of heart events in people with type 2 diabetes.

 

"These results could be disappointing to a lot of people -- that this intensive blood pressure control or intensive lipid control didn't reduce fatal or nonfatal events," said Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

 

HealthDay, by Amanda Gardner, 3/14/2010

 

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US News & World Report

Palm Beach Post

Tags: Cardiology, cholesterol, diabetes, Dr. Stephen Kopecky, Endocrinology / Diabetes, lipid control

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