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Statins and Diabetes

Thursday, March 26, 2015

An increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes has been seen in those taking statins for lowering cholesterol levels. Continue reading for more information about this shocking discovery.

Doctor Conducts Study

The Study 

One study conducted in Finland, found that those on statins may increase the risk of developing diabetes by 50%. The study was conducted on caucasian men between the ages of 45-73. One in 4 men were taking a statin at the beginning of the study, while being followed for 6 years, 625 men were newly diagnosed with diabetes. Those that were treated with statins were 46% more likely to develop diabetes. (1). 

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