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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Those taking statin drugs to control their cholesterol were 87 percent more likely to develop diabetes.

In a study of nearly 26,000 beneficiaries of Tricare, the military health system, those taking statin drugs to control their cholesterol were 87 percent more likely to develop diabetes. The research confirms past findings on the link between the widely prescribed drugs and diabetes risk. But it is among the first to show the connection in a relatively healthy group of people. The study included only people who at baseline were free of heart disease, diabetes, and other severe chronic disease.

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Eddie

2 comments:

Gingi Freeman said...

wow!!!!! That's a huge number!!! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for your comment Gingi - an eye opening read.

All the best Jan