Blood pressure linked to diabetes in major new study

29 September 2015

Portrait of Dr Kazem Rahimi

with Dr Kazem Rahimi
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Prof Kazem Rahimi is a cardiologist with research interests in the areas of clinical trials and health services research. As the Deputy Director of The George Institute for Global Health, Kazem leads the Healthcare Innovation and Evaluation programme...

High blood pressure sufferers have an almost 60% greater chance of developing diabetes, according to a major global study, released today.

Study author Professor Kazem Rahimi, Deputy Director of the George Institute for Global Health UK, based at the Oxford Martin School, said that in face of earlier conflicting and inconclusive reports, this study now reliably shows the connection between high blood pressure and diabetes and it could lead to new insights and strategies for treating and reducing the chances of developing diabetes.

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