How are heart disease and diabetes related?

Research in recent decades has shed light on the link between diabetes and CVD. A complex interaction between multiple biological mechanisms underlies the increased risk of CVD in patients with diabetes. These mechanisms can be classified into six main groups:

  1. Damage to body tissues due to violations of the concentration of glucose in the blood.
  2. The presence of common mechanisms for the development of diabetes and CVD.
  3. Contribution of other CVD risk factors (such as arterial hypertension and hyperlipidemia) that usually coexist with diabetes.
  4. Genetic predisposition.
  5. Impact of epigenetic factors.
  6. Apoptosis.

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