Are there any links between diabetes and cardiovascular disease, why is diabetes more common in certain ethnic groups?
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Heart failure, heart attacks and strokes are more common in people who have diabetes and are even more common in certain ethnic groups.

The Southall and Brent Revisited study (SABRE) involved the data of nearly 5000 people of European, South Asian and African or African Caribbean origins randomly selected from GP and hospital records in the London boroughs of Brent and Southall.

This large, ongoing population study looks at the causes of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and shows how ethnicity can affect the risk of developing diabetes.

The British Heart Foundation and The Wellcome Trust funded the study.

Click below to see how the study was undertaken and discover more detailed results

This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the health professionals as part of the care and support provided.