Here's Everything You Need To Know About Statins And Higher Diabetes Risk

When compared with participants who never used statins, those who used statins tend to have higher concentrations of serum fasting insulin and insulin resistance.

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Here's Everything You Need To Know About Statins And Higher Diabetes Risk

Individuals who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at higher risk of diabetes.


A new study now finds that individuals who take cholesterol-lowering statins may be at higher risk for developing high blood sugar levels, insulin resistance, and eventually type 2 diabetes.

The study was published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

Experts examined information from 9,535 individuals older than 45 years of age who were free from diabetes at the start of the population-based Rotterdam Study and were followed up to 15 years.

When compared with participants who never used statins, those who used statins tend to have higher concentrations of serum fasting insulin and insulin resistance.

Participants who used statins had a 38 per cent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes during the study. This risk was more prominent in individuals with impaired glucose balance and in overweight/obese individuals.

Speaking about the study, senior author Professor Bruno Stricker said, "The findings suggest that in patients who initiate statin therapy, preventive strategies such as blood sugar control and weight loss may be warranted for minimizing the risk of diabetes."



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