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New Study Shows Type 2 Diabetes Risk Drastically Increased By Statins

Screen Shot 2015-05-11 at 9.05.44 PMA new study has demonstrated a drastic increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes — to the tune of 46 percent — in those taking statins to control high cholesterol levels, according to an article on Diabetes In Control.

The results after accounting for all possible factors were that the 46 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes held up — statin treatments were almost certainly the culprit.

“Statin therapy was associated with a 46% increased risk of type 2 diabetes after adjustment for confounding factors, suggesting a higher risk of diabetes in the general population than previously reported.

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