Use of statins linked to more diabetes in women


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  • Tuesday, 10 Jan 2012

Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins may be linked to an increased risk of diabetes in middle-aged and older women, according to a U.S. study - but researchers said the benefits of the drugs still make them valuable for people at risk.

The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that among the thousands of women looked at, those who reported using any kind of statin at the start of the six- to seven-year study were nearly 50 percent more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than those not taking statins.

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