Silver Book Fact

The ACCORD Eye Study found that combination lipid therapy with a fibrate and statin (compared with statin treatment alone) reduced progression of diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetics by around 1/3 over 4 years–from 10.2% to 6.5%

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