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

Friday, 10 June 2016

Statins associated with a 101% increase in diabetes

This study was published in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs 2016 Jun 7

Study title and authors:
Use of Statins and the Risk of Incident Diabetes: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
Olotu BS, Shepherd MD, Novak S, Lawson KA, Wilson JP, Richards KM, Rasu RS.
Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, 2010 Becker Dr., Lawrence, KS, 66047, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

The objective of this study was to examine whether the use of statins increases the risk of diabetes. The two year study included 106,424 subjects, aged 20-63 years, of which 53,212 were statin users and 53,212 non statin users. None of the subjects had diabetes at the start of the study.

The study found that statins users had a 101% increased risk of diabetes compared to non users.

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