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How Important Is Diabetes as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular and Other Diseases in Older Adults?

  • Andre Pascal Kengne,
  • Anushka Patel mail

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  • Published: October 17, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030424

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Competing Interests

Anushka Patel is the principal clinical coordinator and a member of the Management Committee of the ADVANCE study, which is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and Servier Laboratories. None of the funders had any role in the submission or preparation of this article. AP has received honoraria and travel grants from Servier, honoraria from Pfizer, and research support from Sanofi-Aventis and Guidant, and currently receives fellowship support from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Andre Pascal Kengne has no competing interests to declare.