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Impact of statins on risk of new onset diabetes mellitus: a population-based cohort study using the Korean National Health Insurance claims database.

Type 2 diabetes is more likely to occur in statin-treated patients than in non-statin users.

This study was carried out to determine the relationship between statin intake and the incidence of new onset diabetes mellitus (NODM). Researchers examined the medical data of 156,360 subjects recruited from the Korean National Health Insurance Scheme. They observed that subjects on statins had a 3% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than non-statin users. The results of this study support the hypothesis that statins may ha diabetogenic effect on humans.

Research Summary Information

  • 2016
  • Lee J, Noh Y, Shin S, Lim HS, Park RW, Bae SK, Oh E, Kim GJ, Kim JH, Lee S
  • Division of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea. Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea. Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea. Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon, South Korea. Division of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
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  • No. Source of funding disclosure not found
  • No. Potential conflicts disclosure not found
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