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Type 2 diabetes: blood pressure drugs may be harmful for some patients

For some patients with type 2 diabetes, treatment with intense blood-lowering medication may do more harm than good. This is according to a new study published in The BMJ.

The researchers - including Mattias Brunström of the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University in Sweden - found that antihypertensive drugs may increase the risk of cardiovascular death for diabetes patients with a systolic blood pressure under 140 mm/Hg.

 

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