Longstanding diabetes increases risk of stroke

Strokes are much more likely in patients who have had diabetes for 10 or more years compared with those without diabetes, according to findings from the Northern Manhattan Study, a research study of stroke and stroke risk factors.

“The findings emphasize the chronic nature of diabetes and the fact that it damages blood vessels over time,” said Mitchell S.V. Elkind, MD, MS, lead investigator of the study, and associate chairman of neurology for clinical research and training at Columbia University Medical Center, New York City, United States.

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