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Flu vaccination reduces hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, study shows

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4130 (Published 26 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4130
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Patients with type 2 diabetes who receive the influenza vaccine are less likely to be admitted to hospital for myocardial infarction, stroke, and heart failure, a large retrospective study has shown.1

The retrospective cohort study included 124 503 adults with type 2 diabetes, registered with 300 general practices in England, who were followed up across a seven year study period from 2003-04 …

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