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Risk of new-onset diabetes associated with statin use.

Statin-treated patients may have a high tendency to develop type 2 diabetes.

This study investigated statin intake in relation to the development of new-onset diabetes. Researchers reviewed data and evidence obtained from 7 meta-analyses and 13 cohort studies. They found out that statin usage elevated the likelihood of developing diabetes mellitus. The results of this study indicate that statin-treated patients are highly susceptible to type 2 diabetes.

Research Summary Information

  • 2015
  • Beckett RD, Schepers SM, Gordon SK.
  • Manchester University College of Pharmacy, Fort Wayne, IN, USA. Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN, 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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