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Statin therapy and risk of developing type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis.

Individuals on statin therapy are susceptible to type 2 diabetes.

This study examined the relationship between statin usage and type 2 diabetes risk by meta-analysis. Researchers analyzed data on statin intake and the odds of developing diabetes mellitus obtained from relevant published studies. They observed that a small increase in type 2 diabetes risk appear to be related to statin use. The findings of this meta-analysis reveal that statin intake might be a risk factor for diabetes mellitus.

Research Summary Information

  • 2009
  • Rajpathak SN, Kumbhani DJ, Crandall J, Barzilai N, Alderman M, Ridker PM.
  • Department of Epidemiology and Population Health and Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, New York. srajpath@aecom.yu.edu
  • 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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