“ACCORD” study partially stopped after unexpected deaths

An unusually high rate of death in the intensive treatment group of the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial has prompted the trial’s directors to halt this level of treatment, which targeted a reduction of A1c levels in type-2 diabetes patients at high risk of cardiovascular events to those found in non-diabetic adults, i.e. less than 6%. The patients previously in the intensive treatment group will now receive the same regimen as the standard treatment group, which targets a reduction of A1c levels in diabetic patients to the range of 7% to 7.9%.

These unexpected results raise more questions than they resolve and I recommended reading further on this subject at:

the New York Times: “Diabetes Study Partially Halted After Deaths
WebMD: “Deaths Prompt Halt in Diabetes Study
Yahoo! news: “Deaths partially halt diabetes study

The ACCORD study website is here.
And here is its information sheet at ClinicalTrails.gov

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