Gender Jeopardy

Younger women with diabetes have a higher risk for heart disease

Most women will say they want the same opportunities as men. But they probably don’t feel that way about their heart-disease risk.

Although it’s well established that women without diabetes have a far lower risk of heart disease than men, a new study shows that among women younger than 60 who have diabetes, the risk increases fourfold.

“We were surprised to find that in the presence of diabetes, any gender differences in the risk of hear…

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