Statin Diabetes

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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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Diabetes is No Reason to Jump on the Statin Bandwagon

…) on a statin. The only cadre of diabetics he thinks should take them are middle-aged men, say 50 to 70, who’ve had a heart attack or have documented coronary artery disease. That makes sense: it’s the same recommendation he gives to men without diabetes. So, why doesn’t he use statins more routinely?…

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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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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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