Obesity, diabetes greatly increase heart disease risk

NEW YORK A study has indicated that obesity and diabetes combined increase the risk of heart disease.

The study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, examined 3,400 American adults and found that obese and diabetic women had an 80 percent chance of developing heart disease, while the men had a 90 percent chance. Meanwhile, women without diabetes had a 47 percent chance of developing heart disease, while men had a 49 percent risk.

The results mean that diabetes raises the risk of heart disease, while obesity makes the risk worse.

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