Diabetes could pose a higher risk to women's hearts than to men's.

New research in Australia found that the risk of heart disease caused by diabetes is 40 to 50 percent higher in women than in men.  

Researchers analyzed information from studies on more than 850-thousand people over nearly 50 years.  

They found that women with diabetes were 44-percent more likely to suffer heart attacks than men with the disease.  

Their findings are published in the journal "Diabetologia."

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