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Taking a statin for more than 2 years increases the risk of diabetes 3.3-fold
Monday, August 12, 2019 10:39 am Email this article
Taking a statin for more than 2 years increases the risk of diabetes 3.3-fold according to a 2019 study.
“The study included 4,683 men and women who did not have diabetes, were candidates for statins based on heart disease risk and had not yet taken the drugs at the start of the study,” according to the press release.
“About 16 per cent of the group—755 patients—were eventually prescribed statins during the study period, which ran from 2011 until 2014.”
“Participants’ average age was 46.”
(I am waiting for a copy of the paper which is why I am quoting from the press release.)
Zigmont VA, Shoben AB, Lu B, Kaye GL, Clinton SK, Harris RE, and Olivo-Marston SE. Statin users have an elevated risk of dysglycemia and new-onset-diabetes. Diabetes Metab Res Rev, 2019 May 24; e3189.
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Victoria A. Zigmont
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515, USA
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