New study contradicts trial

Wed, 13 Feb 2008
According to an international team of researchers, the latest study indicates that taking an aggressive approach to controlling blood sugar levels amongst type 2 diabetics does not lead to an increased risk of death, directly contradicting studies reported earlier this week in the diabetes news .

A large US trial had to be halted by the government last week, after many deaths caused by tightly controlling blood sugar levels . This study, known as Accord, indicates a greater risk of death.

However, the large-scale study Advance indicates that tightly controlling blood sugar does not include a risk of death. An expert involved in the study, Rory Collins from the University of Oxford, reportedly commented: "The interim results from Advance provide no confirmation of the adverse mortality trend reported from the Accord study."
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