Diabetic Patients Should Also Take Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

December 24, 2014 11:31 AM

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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently recommended that nearly all diabetic patients should also take statins, cholesterol lowering drugs, to help them lower the risk of heart disease.

Diabetes is often associated with a high risk of death from heart disease. ADA followed recommendations from two major heart health organizations – the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology – that recommend people at risk of heart disease to take cholesterol lowering drugs.

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