Statin Diabetes

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Statins and Diabetes Linked in Study

statins had a 48 percent greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers didn’t specify which types of statin drugs contribute to diabetes, but the very fact that statins and diabetes are linked isn’t a new finding. Despite these findings, authors note that current guidelines for statin

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News Alert: High-Dose Statins Can Increase Your Diabetes Risk

…about high doses of the statin drug Zocor. Now, new findings reported in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) are adding more fuel to that fire—that high-dose statins (80 mg) can increase a patient’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The Statin and Diabetes Risk The JAMA study looked…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…-lowering statin drugs can cause diabetes. For many years now, we’ve known that statin drug use can contribute to diabetes. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started requiring statin drug makers to put a diabetes warning on their labels. So, while I do continue to recommend statins for…

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3 Times Conventional Treatments Trump Alternative Medicine

…opinion, physicians who treat patients with statin medications on the basis of high cholesterol levels alone (without a history of coronary events, diabetes, or high C-reactive protein numbers) are not practicing smart medicine. Although the use of statin medications in high-risk coronary patients—especially…

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4 Secrets for Preventing Diabetes & Controlling It

…mg daily). If you already have diabetes, the exact same steps can work to help you control your blood sugar. Now it’s your turn: Have any of these diabetes prevention methods worked for you? You May Also Be Interested In * High-Dose Statins Increase Your Diabetes Risk * Nutrients That Help to Control…

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Cholesterol Testing and Children: Should Children Take Statin Drugs?

…erupted with critics who felt that this cholesterol testing movement was pushed by drug companies who have the most to gain if more children are put on statin drugs. This isn’t the first time this issue has reared its head. Several years back, a recommendation called for cholesterol testing of children…

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

statin drugs. * Cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart attacks. Only about 50% of heart attack victims have high cholesterol levels, and 50% of people who have high cholesterol do not have heart disease. * Recent studies suggest statin drugs are associated with a higher risk of diabetes, which…

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New Research: Saturated Fats CAN Be Part of Heart-Healthy Diet

…a paper published in February in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition on this same topic—called The Saturated Fat, Cholesterol, and Statin Controversy A Commentary. One of the strongest studies we cited in that paper was a large-scale meta-analysis conducted by researchers at Children’s…

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