Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The seasonal flu vaccine may offer people with type 2 diabetes some protection against dying prematurely, a new study suggests.

The flu shot also appeared to protect those with type 2 diabetes from hospitalizations for stroke, as well as heart and breathing problems, the study said.

British researchers looked at a large group -- more than 124,500 people -- with type 2 diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes normally have a higher risk of cardiovascular problems, the researchers noted.

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