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The link between diabetes, obesity and heart disease

Diabetics and obese people are at risk for cardiovascular disease, so take necessary steps to avoid these conditions

DIABETES mellitus and obesity are closely linked to the increase of the prevalence of cardiovascular disease.

Based on the Singapore Myocardial Infarction Registry annual report 2016, more than half of the patients admitted with myocardial infarction (heart muscle damage due to heart attack) were found to have cardiovascular risk factors of diabetes mellitus (50.2 per cent) and obesity (59.4 per cent).

It is prudent that we are aware of this and take necessary steps to prevent from getting diabetes mellitus, obesity and its complications.

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