Print Issue: July 01, 2010

Statins Slightly Increase Risk of Diabetes

Statins Slightly Increase Risk of Diabetes A recent systematic review assessed the relationship between statin use and diabetes with data on 91,140 patients from 13 randomized trials. Over mean follow-up of four years, statin use was associated with a small increase in new-onset diabetes (4.89% vs. 4.5%, odds ratio 1.09, 95% CI 1.02-1.17). The number…

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