Diabetes Drug Helps Lower the Risk of Heart Disease


By Molly Clifton

Two treatments that slow the development of diabetes may also protect people from heart disease.

Researchers in Miami found patients who made intensive lifestyle changes as well as patients who took the diabetes medication Metformin saw improvements in their cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Those improvements could lower the risk of plaque building up in the blood vessels.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in people with diabetes.

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