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Diabetes and Stroke

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By Ehud Ur Professor and Head, Endocrinology, UBC, Vancouver
Sanne A E Peters, Rachel R Huxley, Mark Woodward
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is a major cause of death and disability worldwide and is a strong risk factor for stroke. Whether and to what extent the excess risk of stroke conferred by diabetes differs between the sexes is unknown. We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the relative effect of diabetes on stroke risk in women compared with men. METHODS: We systematically searched PubMed for reports of prospective, population-based cohort studies published between Jan 1, 1966, and Dec 16, 2013...
June 7, 2014: Lancet
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