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Statins increase the risk of developing diabetes in at-risk people

Statins increase the risk of developing diabetes in at-risk people

Among susceptible individuals, statins — which are a common cholesterol-lowering medication — could increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by 30 percent. These new findings are sure to reignite debate. The relationship between statins and diabetes is investigated in a new study. Statins lower cholesterol by reducing its production in the liver. They do this by blocking an […]

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Continuing statins after an adverse event is associated with reduced risk for death

Continuing statins after an adverse event is associated with reduced risk for death

Continuing statin prescriptions after an adverse reaction was associated with a lower incidence of death and cardiovascular events. These findings may inform discussions between providers and patients about the risks and benefits of continuing statin therapy. The study is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The mortality benefits of statins are well established, yet therapy […]

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Concerns over side effects of statins stopping stroke survivors taking medication, study finds

Concerns over side effects of statins stopping stroke survivors taking medication, study finds

Negative media coverage of the side effects associated with taking statins, and patients’ own experiences of taking the drugs, are among the reasons cited by stroke survivors and their carers for stopping taking potentially life-saving drugs, according to published research. Individuals who have had a stroke are at risk of a second stroke, which carries […]