Study: Undiagnosed Diabetes a Factor in Many Heart Attacks
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Study: Undiagnosed Diabetes a Factor in Many Heart Attacks

Other research suggests additional threats to cardiovascular health caused by excessive sugar consumption.

An estimated 10 percent of people who have a heart attack may have undiagnosed diabetes. Researchers presenting their findings at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014 also noted that less than a third of those diagnosed with diabetes during hospitalization received diabetes education or diabetes medications at discharge.

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