What The Study Did: This randomized clinical trial compared the outcomes of heart attack, stroke or death from cardiovascular causes among 6,000 patients with type 2 diabetes who were treated with the glucose-lowering medications linagliptin or glimepiride.
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Authors: Nikolaus Marx, M.D., of Aachen University in Aachen, Germany, is the corresponding author.
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Media advisory: The full study and editorial are linked to this news release. This study is being released to coincide with presentation at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting.
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