Statins and Diabetes Risk

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.

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