Diabetes Can Accelerate Heart Failure, New Study Reveals

Diabetes Can Accelerate Heart Failure, New Study Reveals

Everyone should know by now that diabetes can rain on a person’s parade in numerous ways, making them susceptible to heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular problems, and more. Therefore, dealing with obesity and sedentarism represents being on thin ice. In this way, you have a higher chance of developing diabetes.

According to SciTechDaily, new Johns Hopkins Medicine research shows that if older adults don’t keep their diabetes under control, they can deal with late-stage heart failure even though it was initially only in its early stage. The National Institute of Health supported the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study that assessed the data of over 4,700 people.

There’s still a lot of hope

There’s no reason to lose hope too easy, as here’s what Justin Echouffo Tcheugui, M.D., Ph.D., and the first author of the study, has to say, as SciTechDaily quotes:

Our results demonstrate the vulnerability of older adults with co-occurring diabetes and stage A or B heart failure,

We believe that such people may greatly benefit from preventive therapies including lifestyle modification and medication. There are three to four times more individuals with preclinical heart failure than with overt heart failure; many lives can be prolonged by addressing diabetes in those early stages.

Tcheugui also said that the new study is the first to assess the relationship between diabetes and heart failure through “a specific lens.”

Exercising once in a blue moon and being a big hit with all those sweets that are rich in carbs doesn’t represent a healthy way of living, as diabetes can kick in at any moment. People of all ages can develop some form of diabetes. In the US alone, over 37 million people suffer from diabetes.

The new study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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