The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 20 August 2010

Statin therapy associated with a 9% increased risk for diabetes

This post includes a summary of a study published in The Lancet, Volume 375, Issue 9716, Pages 735 - 742, 27 February 2010 

Study title and authors:
Statins and risk of incident diabetes: a collaborative meta-analysis of randomised statin trials
Prof Naveed Sattar PhD, Dr David Preiss MRCP, Heather M Murray MSc, Paul Welsh PhD, Prof Brendan M Buckley FRCPI, Anton JM de Craen PhD, Sreenivasa Rao Kondapally Seshasai MD
This study can be accessed at:

An analysis of 13 statin trials with 91,140 participants investigated the effects of statin treatment on diabetes.

The study revealed:
(a) Statin therapy  was associated with a 9% increased risk for diabetes.
(b) The risk of development of diabetes with statins was highest in older people.
Links to other studies: