Diabetes also increases the risk for a subsequent stroke

Diabetes also increases the risk for a subsequent stroke

How does Diabetes on the risk of stroke?

If people are suffering in the middle age Diabetes, this increases the probability of getting later in life a stroke by almost a third.

In a recent study by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, it was found that Diabetes in middle age affects the risk for the development of a stroke. The results of the study were published in the English journal “Diabetologia”, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

Each year will suffer about a quarter of a million German a stroke. In the acute case, quick help is needed. (Image: Miriam Dörr/fotolia.com)

Why increases Diabetes the risk of stroke?

The Swedish study showed that people who suffer at the age of 40 or 50 years, type 2 Diabetes, associated with obesity, have a higher risk of stroke, after you have reached the age of 60 years. This is because Diabetes causes blood vessels is an accumulation of sugar and fat particles in the blood, causing the arteries to narrow, which supply the brain with blood. The investigation has triggered fears that the obesity epidemic to an explosion in the number of cases of type 2 Diabetes has led, and could lead to an increase of stroke. Diabetics of middle age, a third will suffer later in life almost more likely to have a stroke than people without Diabetes, reports the researchers.

Data from 33,000 twins were evaluated for the study

For the study, the patient records were analyzed from 33,000 of twins, who were born in the 1960s. So the researchers wanted to find out whether there are seizures a connection between Diabetes and stroke. It turned out that patients who suffered between the ages of 40 and 59 years, and type 2 Diabetes, in later life at the age over 60 years, a 30 percent higher risk for the development of a stroke. In addition, the likelihood was twice as high that you are suffering from a narrowing of the arteries in your brain, one of the main causes of strokes. It were evaluated in the study extra the data from twins to genetic factors, to exclude that increase the likelihood of a stroke. The results underline the need to just keep in the middle age type 2 Diabetes under control, in order to reduce the frequency of strokes, which are caused by damage to the arteries.

How many people in Germany suffer from Diabetes?

Diabetes leads to high costs for the health system, the disease has already been referred to as the greatest health crisis of our time. Many people suffer from type 2 Diabetes associated with obesity. And millions of people in the world have the condition without knowing it at all, explain the researchers. In 2012, the German health survey showed that in Germany, 7.2 percent of the population suffer from diagnosed Diabetes, with a further 2.1 per cent suffer from not-yet-detected Diabetes. The data are based on a representative national population sample of people aged 18 to 79 years. In the group of people aged over 65 years of age between 16 and 23 percent in Germany, by a diabetes affected by the disease. (as)