Statin Diabetes

Important Warning About Statins and Diabetes

…lowering statin drugs have gotten a lot press in recent weeks. A study just released in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that everyone over the age of 75 should take statins as a preventive measure against heart attacks and other heart events. Plus, new guidelines by the American Diabetes Association…

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Statin Medications Can Cause Diabetes, Memory Loss

…that statin drug Crestor is the heart disease cure-all. At that point, more people were put on statin medications even if they had healthy LDL cholesterol because statins were touted as “primary prevention.” What was lost in the hoopla was that those taking Crestor were developing diabetes at a higher…

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New Statin Medication Guidelines May Double Use

…category statins are often under-prescribed. But for women, this guideline doesn’t hold water. For women, the data fails to demonstrate that the benefits of statin medications outweigh the risks—including breast cancer and diabetes. So, in my opinion, the only women who should be on statin medications…

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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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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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