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More than 65% of Americans who have diabetes will die of some type of cardiovascular disease.

The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/hhw/hdbk_wmn.pdf. Published March 2007

Reference

Title
The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women
Publication Date
Published March 2007
Authors
National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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