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Some Statins 'Raise Diabetes Risk'

from BBC News

Some drugs taken to protect the heart may increase the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to researchers in Canada. Their study of 1.5 million people, in the British Medical Journal, suggested powerful statins could increase the risk by 22 percent compared with weaker drugs. Atorvastatin was linked to one extra case of diabetes for every 160 patients treated. Experts said the benefits of statins still outweighed any risks. more


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