Higher levels of statins linked to diabetes

June 10, 2014 11:58 AM

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Higher levels of statins linked to diabetes

People with heart problems who were started on cholesterol-lowering statins were more likely to develop diabetes if they were prescribed stronger versions of the drugs, a new study finds.

“This is not about stopping statins,” lead author Colin R. Dormuth, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, told Reuters Health. “These patients should be on a statin, the question is, should they be on a higher or a lower dose?”

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