Are statins diabetogenic?

Individuals on statins may have a high tendency of developing type 2 diabetes.

This study examined statin intake in relation to the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Researchers reviewed data extracted from several published literatures on the subject. They observed that patients placed on statins had greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The findings of this study support the hypothesis that statins may have a diabetogenic effect on humans.

Research Summary Information

  • 2011
  • Sampson UK, Linton MF, Fazio S.
  • Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-6300, USA. u.sampson@vanderbilt.edu
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  • No source of funding disclosure found
  • No potential conflicts disclosure found
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