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Statins and risk of incident diabetes: a collaborative meta-analysis of randomised statin trials.

Individuals taking statins are prone to develop type 2 diabetes.

This study was carried out to determine the association between statin therapy and type 2 diabetes risk. Researchers conducted a thorough meta-analysis on data extracted from published and unpublished studies. They found a slight elevation in type 2 diabetes risk among patients taking statins. The findings of this research work reveal that diabetes mellitus is more likely to occur in patients who take statins.

Research Summary Information

  • 2010
  • Sattar N, Preiss D, Murray HM, Welsh P, Buckley BM, de Craen AJ, Seshasai SR, McMurray JJ, Freeman DJ, Jukema JW, Macfarlane PW, Packard CJ, Stott DJ, Westendorp RG, Shepherd J, Davis BR, Pressel SL, Marchioli R, Marfisi RM, Maggioni AP, Tavazzi L, Tognoni G, Kjekshus J, Pedersen TR, Cook TJ, Gotto AM, Clearfield MB, Downs JR, Nakamura H, Ohashi Y, Mizuno K, Ray KK, Ford I.
  • British Heart Foundation Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. nsattar@clinmed.gla.ac.uk
  • No, Free full text of study was not found.
  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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