High blood pressure linked to diabetes risk

People with high blood pressure have an almost 60 per cent greater chance of developing diabetes, according to a major global study conducted by The George Institute for Global Health.

In face of earlier conflicting reports, the study reliably shows a connection between pressure and diabetes. It could lead to new approaches for treating and reducing the chances of developing diabetes, which is an increasing burden on health services.

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The study looked at the health records of 4.1 million adults in the UK who were initially free of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and found for every 20mmHg increase in systolic blood pressure there was a 58 per cent higher risk of developing diabetes.

Higher blood pressure was also linked to a higher risk of getting diabetes in men and women of all age groups, regardless of weight.

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