Intensive-Dose Statin Therapy Associated With Increased Risk of Diabetes

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An analysis of data from previously published studies indicates that intensive-dose statin therapy is associated with an increased risk of new-onset diabetes compared with moderate-dose therapy, according to a study in the June 22/29 issue of JAMA.

Compared with placebo, statin therapy significantly reduces cardiovascular events among individuals with and without a history of diabetes mellitus.

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JAMA and Archives Journals (2011, June 21). Intensive-dose statin therapy associated with increased risk of diabetes. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 22, 2011, from http://www.sciencedaily.comĀ­ /releases/2011/06/110621164708.htm
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