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Patients with diabetes may have 70% increased risk for dying from liver disease

People with diabetes are 70% more likely to die from liver disease than those without the condition, according to findings presented at the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference. Over a six–year period to 2007, the researchers compared medical records data from 1,267 diabetes sufferers to 10,100 people without the condition, who all died of liver disease. The results showed that 24% of the patients with diabetes died of liver cancer compared to 9% of the non–diabetic patients. In contrast, more non–diabetic patients died from alcoholic liver disease, compared to those with diabetes, at 63% and 38%, respectively.

Diabetes patients have a higher risk of developing Parkinson’s disease

According to a study published in the journal Diabetes Care, individuals with diabetes are at a greater risk of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Dr KK Aggarwal
Editor in Chief