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Diabetics at increased risk for heart disease


Last updated 4/17/2008 at Noon

Nearly all people with diabetes have abnormal cholesterol levels, which contribute to their increased risk for heart attack and stroke.

With diabetes, heart attacks occur earlier in life and often result in death.

To lower your risk, you need to take action today and lower your cholesterol levels.

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is in all the body’s cells, including the blood. It is critical in building cells and in creating certain hormones.

Your body makes all of the cholesterol it needs. Cholesterol is also found in some food you eat. Cholestero...

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