January 20th, 2012

Statin use tied to more diabetes in women

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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may be linked to an increased risk of diabetes, according to a new study of middle-aged and older women…"Each person deserves a careful risk versus benefit assessment," agreed his co-author, Annie Culver, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Then, she told Reuters Health, "Once (you) receive the statins, don't abandon the idea of making lifestyle changes." Additional coverage: Medical Xpress, theheart.org, Chicago Tribune,

Reuters, by Genevra Pittman, 1/9/2012

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Pharmacology

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