D. Telegraph 22.5.11 HIGH DOSE STATINS LINKED TO DIABETES.
100s of 1000s of people on high dose statins are increasing their chance of developing type 2 diabetes. 80mg of simvastin or atorvastin increases the chance of type 2 diabetes by 12% over 5 years. Researchers from Glasgow Uni looked at 5 studies of 32,700 patients. Published in Journal of American Medical Assoc. Read the full story above and look at other statins posts here, here, here and here.
- High-Dose Statins May Increase Diabetes Risk (nlm.nih.gov)