Blood pressure linked to diabetes in major new study

29 September 2015

Portrait of Professor Kazem Rahimi

with Professor Kazem Rahimi
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Population Health

Kazem Rahimi is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Population Health, at the University of Oxford and a consultant cardiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. His research interests include hypertension, heart failure, multimor...

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.

More information on this study