According to a new European study, having diabetes or elevated blood pressure could cause a greater likelihood of carotid artery wall thickness (CAWT), which itself is a major indicator of stroke .
Italian researchers from Cagliari, Italy, found that a poll of 186 people revealed those with diabetes or hypertension . Dr. Luca Saba, the lead author, reportedly commented: “The detection and evaluation of CAWT together with the study of other cardiovascular factors allows for improvement in patient follow up and risk stratification. Imaging as part of the diagnostic process and management of patients with high cardiovascular risks is important.”
Diabetes is well known to cause a greater risk of a number of health problems, known as diabetes complications . Diabetes complications include neuropathy, retinopathy, amputation, heart disease and kidney problems.

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