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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 January 2012

Statins increase the risk of diabetes by 48%

This study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine 2012 Jan 10

Study title and authors:
Statin Use and Risk of Diabetes Mellitus in Postmenopausal Women in the Women's Health Initiative.
Culver AL, Ockene IS, Balasubramanian R, Olendzki BC, Sepavich DM, Wactawski-Wende J, Manson JE
Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester;

This study can be accessed at:

This study investigated whether the incidence of diabetes is associated with statin use among postmenopausal women. The trial included 161,808 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 who were followed for 3 years which amounted to 1,004,466 person years of follow up.

The study found that statin use was associated with a 48% increase in diabetes.