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Diabetes and Statins

Those who use medication to help lower their cholesterol are familiar with statins, the type of drug prescribed to help reduce the risk of heart attack.

While it undeniably has positive impacts when it comes to lowering cholesterol, new research finds the link between statin use and the development of type 2 diabetes is stronger than once thought. In fact, statin use was associated with a higher risk for insulin resistance and high blood sugar, with a 38 percent increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers noted the findings were only intended to help people understand the full scope of their risks and not to cease statin use. Keep reading The New York Times for more.