Study title and authors:
Role of diuretics, β blockers, and statins in increasing the risk of diabetes in patients with impaired glucose tolerance: reanalysis of data from the NAVIGATOR study
This study can be accessed at: http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f6745?rss=1
The objective of this study was to examine the association of various drugs in patients with impaired glucose tolerance with new onset diabetes. The study lasted five years and included 9,306 patients. (If you have impaired glucose tolerance, your blood glucose is raised beyond the normal range but it is not so high that you have diabetes. However, if you have impaired glucose tolerance you are at risk of developing diabetes).
Regarding statins, the study found that statin use was associated with a 32% increased risk of new onset diabetes.