I am still not a fan of statins
Statins Increase Diabetes Risk by up to 50% in Older Women
Statin therapy increases the risk of new-onset diabetes in elderly women by 33%, and the higher the dose, the greater the risk, a new analysis of the observational Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health shows.
Previous studies have also shown an association between use and onset of diabetes, he and his colleagues add, and while often the benefits of statins are said to outweigh the risk of diabetes, this depends on the indication for statins in the first place. For example, statin use in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease remains controversial, they say.
Risk of Diabetes Ranged From 17% to 51%
The risk of new-onset diabetes went from a low of 17% with the lowest doses of a statin to a high of 51% for those taking the highest doses.
It is my belief that most women can achieve satisfactory lipid levels with the Trifecta of Diet, Exercise and Hormone Replacement.