Statin Diabetes

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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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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