UPI reports that the Irish National Institute for Preventive Cardiology concluded from a research study that death rates among people with type 2 diabetes who received intensive blood pressure therapy feel by 14% compared to type 2 diabetics who didn’t get the treatment.  The net takeaway: receiving intensive blood pressure therapy may help type 2 diabetics fight off cardiovascular disease.

Published in the journal Hypertension, death rates among people with type 2 diabetes treated with perindopril and indapamide fell by 14% compared to those who didn’t get the treatment.  J. Bill McEvoy with the Irish National Institute for Preventive Cardiology noted” our findings demonstrate a benefit of more intensive therapy aiming for blood pressure thresholds at 130/80 or below and should help resolve some ongoing confusion over optimal blood pressure targets for people with diabetes.”

The study included health data of close to 11,000 type 2 diabetics gathered over four years from 20 countries.

Source: UPI

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