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Use of statins and the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Statin users are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

This study was carried out to determine the role statins play in the development of type 2 diabetes in statin-treated patients. Researchers systematically reviewed data and evidence extracted from relevant published studies on the subject. They found statins contributed positively to the development of type 2 diabetes. The findings of this study reveal that increased diabetes mellitus risk is associated with statin usage.

Research Summary Information

  • 2015
  • Bernardi A, Rocha VZ, Faria-Neto JR.
  • Centro de Epidemiologia e Pesquisa Clínica, Escola de Medicina, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, BR. Instituto do Coração, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, BR.
  • 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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