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Diabetics have a new line of defense against kidney disease and heart disease

The UK carries a huge burden for diabetes type 2 and the resulting diseases such as kidney failure and heart disease. If left untreated, 25% of diabetics will die of kidney failure within five years and 33% will die from heart disease or stroke. However, a new study has been able to reduce this rate substantially by use of an ACE inhibitor (Enalapril) or an angiotensin receptor blocker (Temisartan).

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Birmingham Post

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About: Diabetics have a new line of defense against kidney disease and heart disease

Date: 1 November 2004

Source: Birmingham Post

URL: http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/post/tm_objectid=14821029&method=full&siteid=50002&headline=new-hope-for-diabetes-fight-name_page.html

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