Physical activity and risk for cardiovascular events in diabetic women.

  title={Physical activity and risk for cardiovascular events in diabetic women.},
  author={Frank B Hu and Meir Jonathan Stampfer and Cristina Solomon and Shuying Liu and Graham A. Colditz and Frank E. Speizer and Walter C Willett and Joann E. Manson},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={134 2},
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in persons with diabetes mellitus. This disorder affects approximately 16 million Americans, at least 15 million of whom have type 2 diabetes mellitus (1). Among diabetic persons, coronary heart disease causes more than 50% of all deaths and stroke causes an additional 15% (2). Diabetic women are at particularly high risk for cardiovascular disease, and diabetes eliminates the usual female advantage for death from coronary disease. While an… CONTINUE READING


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