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Newer Blood Pressure Drugs Decrease Risk Of Diabetes

by Rajshri on  September 6, 2006 at 9:09 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
Newer Blood Pressure Drugs Decrease Risk Of Diabetes
Patients taking newer blood pressure drugs have a decreased risk of developing diabetes, according to an analysis of the biggest clinical trial in Europe. The study found that only 8 percent of the people on newer medicines developed diabetes as against 11.4 percent of those on older drugs.
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The study involved 19,000 people. The study compared drugs like Norvasc and Coversyl with a beta-blocker and a diuretic. Norvasc is amlodipine, while Coversyl is perindopril. Professor Peter Sever of Imperial College in London, co-chairman of the study, said the findings underlined the fact that beta-blockers were no longer effecting in treating blood pressure.

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