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Association of statin therapy with incidence of type 2 diabetes among US Veterans.

Statin therapy may promote the development of type 2 diabetes among US veterans.

​This study examined if statin therapy is tied to higher risk of having type 2 diabetes. A total of 3,390,799 US veterans participated in this study and were assessed for their usage of statin medications and diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. 

Researchers noticed that long-term use of statins boost an individual's chances of getting type 2 diabetes. The results of this study show that statin therapy may increase the incidence of type 2 diabetes among US veterans.

Research Summary Information

  • 2019
  • Djoussé L, Song RJ, Cho K, Gaziano JM, Gagnon DR
  • Massachusetts Veterans Epidemiology and Research Information Center (MAVERIC), Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Boston, MA. The Division of Aging, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA.
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