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

Monday, 21 January 2013

Statins increase the risk of diabetes

This study was published in Circulation 2010; 122: A14293

Study title and authors:
Does Therapy With Statins Increase Risk Of Diabetes?
Renata Giudice; Giovanni de Simone; Raffaele Izzo; Marina De Marco; Valentina Trimarco; Teresa Migliore; Gerardo Carpinella; Marcello Chinali; Nicola De Luca; Bruno Trimarco
Federico University, Naples, Italy                 
This study can be accessed at:

This study evaluated the risk of diabetes in relation to statin therapy in patients free of diabetes at the start of the study. The study included 1,760 non-diabetic participants, (average age 52 years), who were followed for 3.5 years.

The study found by the end of the follow-up period, prevalence of new diabetes was 199% higher in patients on statins compared to those not taking statins.