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New Drug can Slash Heart Disease Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

by Sheela Philomena on September 5, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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 New Drug can Slash Heart Disease Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

New clot-busting drug developed by researchers can cut the chances of type 2 diabetes patients developing heart disease.

Heart disease is the major cause of reduced life expectancy in patients with diabetes who have about twice the risk of developing a range of cardiovascular diseases.

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The discovery, which is published in the journal Diabetologia, found that a daily treatment of patients with the drug, which is called N-acetylcysteine, reduces clot formation in the blood and is more effective than aspirin, the Daily Express reported.

Researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands say the clot-busting drug is currently licensed for use in reversing the harmful effects of a paracetamol overdose.

Source: ANI
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