Diabetes And Statin Drugs
Strong statin-diabetes link seen in large study.
Date: May 7, 2015
Source: Veterans Affairs Research Communications
Summary: In a study of nearly 26,000 beneficiaries of Tricare, the military health system, those taking statin drugs to control their cholesterol were 87 percent more likely to develop diabetes. The research confirms past findings on the link between the widely prescribed drugs and diabetes risk. But it is among the first to show the connection in a relatively healthy group of people. The study included only people who at baseline were free of heart disease, diabetes, and other severe chronic disease.
A quote from the author:
Those who know me are aware that I got my cholesterol and all my lipids at healthy levels while stopping my statin medication. It is not rocket science.