Diabetes in women can also cause narrowing of the arteries of the heart, research says
Harvard: A detailed study in the United States has found that diabetes, especially in women, can cause coronary heart disease by causing narrowing of the coronary arteries and veins.
In this regard, a new bio-marker (a chemical present in the blood) has been revealed which in the case of diabetes, insulin does not work properly, ie insulin is resistant and its presence in women is more susceptible to heart disease than others. The risk of recurrence can be up to 6 times.
Another aspect of this research is that diabetes in women can lead to heart disease at an early age and at a very young age. This was confirmed by a US study which found that although the death rate from heart disease in the elderly has decreased, it has increased in the young. Especially the chronic heart disease called ‘Coronary Heart Disease’ (CHD) which can be treated with angioplasty and bypass.