Increasing cardiovascular disease burden due to diabetes mellitus: the Framingham Heart Study.


BACKGROUND Marked reductions in cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality have occurred in the United States over the last 50 years. We tested the hypothesis that the relative burden of CVD attributable to diabetes mellitus (DM) has increased over the past 5 decades. METHODS AND RESULTS Participants aged 45 to 64 years from the Framingham Heart… (More)


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