Review: Angiotensin-receptor blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have the lowest risk for diabetes: COMMENTARY

Padwal, Raj
May 2007
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p73
Academic Journal
The author comments on a study on the relative odds of developing diabetes with the long-term use of various types of antihypertensive drugs in patients with hypertension or other cardiovascular risk factors. He asserted that the study should be viewed as associative since these are based on the data from secondary analyses of randomized controlled trials. He cited three points in interpreting the results of the studies in this field.


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