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Lipid lowering is crucial in diabetics

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0-f

QuestionWhat is the relative benefit of lowering lipids in patients with diabetes?

Synopsis This decision analysis used the cardiovascular disease life expectancy model to estimate the annual probability of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events. Using the third national health and nutrition examination survey, the authors compared cardiovascular risk factors in adults with diabetes with those in adults with cardiovascular disease but no diabetes. They …

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