Higher diabetes risk seen in women taking statins

01/9/2012 | Reuters

Women who were middle-aged and older and taking cholesterol-lowering statins were 48% more likely to develop diabetes than nonusers, according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. However, people with heart disease and those at risk of developing it should not refrain from taking the drugs, researchers said. Instead, they said, diabetes risk can be managed with weight loss and monitoring.

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