January 20, 2012

Cholesterol meds raise diabetes risk in women: study,


Post-menopausal women who take medication to lower their cholesterol face a higher risk of getting diabetes than women who do not take the popular drugs, known as statins, said a US study on Monday. The risk was apparent even after researchers adjusted for variables such as age, race/ethnicity and body mass index, said the study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)… The researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota called for more study on the matter but said in the meantime there was no need to revise the guidelines for statin use in non-diabetic people, pointing out that statins aim to fix the negative heart consequences of diabetes. Also in: El Sol de Tulancingo, France 24

AFP, 1/9/2012

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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