High blood pressure is linked to increased risk of diabetes

Jacqui Wise1LondonPeople with high blood pressure have an almost 60% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, shows a study http://www.uhc.com/ of more than four million people published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

Hypertension has long been recognised as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events, but the relationship between blood pressure and the risk of http://www.id-ss.com/jobs/healthcare-public-relations new onset diabetes is less clear.

The researchers looked at the health records of 4.1 million patients free from vascular disease and diabetes in the UK Clinical