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The evidence for lipid lowering: Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease risk

Delyth Townsend, RGN.Cardiology Research Nurse at the Wales Heart Research Institute, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, BridgendType 2 diabetes affects 3-5% of people in Western countries, with a two-to-five-fold increase in age-adjusted mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) (Pyorala et al, 1987), and up to 70% of observed mortality (Manson and Spelsberg, 1996).

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