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Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Diabetic Women: Smoking Risk Is Reversible

KEY POINT

In women with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), smoking greatly amplifies the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, this increased risk can be reversed, as women who quit smoking 10 or more years ago have similar CAD risks as those who have never smoked.

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