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Diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome-Class 2

Prevalence

6% of US population

90% of DM is Type 2

1/3 of people with disease are unaware of its presence

Incidence increases with increasing BMI

Associated risk

Very powerful risk factor for CVD

CVD causes 69% of deaths in DM patients

7-8 fold increase in CVD risk, compared with age-matched population without DM

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