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Statins tied to reduced diabetic retinopathy risk, study finds

Taiwanese researchers used a cohort of 37,894 patients with type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol levels and found that those on statins had a significantly reduced risk of developing diabetic retinopathy, compared with those not taking statins. Published in JAMA Ophthalmology, findings revealed that the statin group also had lower risks of new-onset diabetic neuropathy, new-onset diabetic foot ulcers and major adverse cardiovascular events than the non-statin group.

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