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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

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Medical records show that statins are associated with a 14% increased risk of type two diabetes

This study was published in Diabetes Care 2012 Dec 17

Study title and authors:
Statins and Risk of Diabetes: An analysis of electronic medical records to evaluate possible bias due to differential survival.
Danaei G, Rodríguez LA, Cantero OF, Hernán MA.
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.

This study can be accessed at:

This study investigated the relationship between statins and type two diabetes. Data was drawn from the medical records of 285,864 men and women aged 50-84 years who were followed for ten years.

The study found that statin therapy was associated with a 14% increased risk of type two diabetes.