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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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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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Cholesterol Testing and Statins for Kids? Medicine’s Run Amok

…erupting again with critics who feel that this movement is being pushed by the 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 screening of children…

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