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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Statin use associated with a 101% increased risk of diabetes

This study was published in Atherosclerosis 2015 Jul 15;242(1):211-217
Study title and authors:
Liver fat, statin use, and incident diabetes: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.
Shah RV, Allison MA, Lima JA, Bluemke DA, Abbasi SA, Ouyang P, Jerosch-Herold M, Ding J, Budoff MJ, Murthy VL.
Department of Cardiology and Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States.
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This study investigated the influence of statins and liver fat on type 2 diabetes. The study included 3,153 individuals who initially did not take statins and were without cardiovascular disease, or type 2 diabetes.

Regarding statins, the study found that individuals who took statins had a 101% increased risk of developing diabetes compared with individuals who did not take statins.