The Earlier You Develop Type 2 Diabetes, the Greater Your Heart Risks

Young adults and women with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing heart disease — and dying from it, a new study says.

The findings suggest “we need to be more aggressive in controlling risk factors in younger type 2 diabetes populations and especially in women,” said lead author Dr. Naveed Sattar.

Sattar is a professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

He and his colleagues analyzed data collected between 1998 and 2014 from more than 318,000 type 2 diabetes patients in Sweden. They also looked at