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Clinical Inquiry: Do statins increase the risk of developing diabetes?

Statin-treated patients are more prone to develop type 2 diabetes.

This study investigated the association between statin use and type 2 diabetes risk. Researchers reviewed data extracted from several clinical trials and published studies on the subject. They found out that statins increased the odds of developing diabetes mellitus. The findings of this study reveal that statin therapy may contribute positively to the development of type 2 diabetes.

Research Summary Information

  • 2015
  • Parker K, Dohr K, Neher JO, Kelsberg G, St Anna L.
  • Valley Family Medicine Residency, Renton, WA, USA.
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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