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Medical professionals link Lipitor to new onset diabetes

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In recent years, a great deal of research has been published linking Lipitor (atorvastatin) use and new onset diabetes.  Unfortunately, Lipitor warning labels have inadequately represented these risks, and a number of Lipitor diabetes lawsuits have been filed.  Lipitor (atorvastatin) is in a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called “statins,” and are among the world’s most… Continue Reading

More research links Lipitor and diabetes

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In recent years, a number of scientific studies have been published linking the use of statin drugs to new onset diabetes.  Examples of these drugs include Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, and others; and though the cardiovascular benefits of these drugs are not to be discounted, patients ought to be aware of all possible risks.  Here are… Continue Reading

2014 – American Journal of Cardiology: Statins increase risk for diabetes

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Recently, an article published in The American Journal of Cardiology titled “Risk of new-onset diabetes mellitus versus reduction in cardiovascular events with statin therapy.” provided important insight into the connection between statin drugs (Lipitor, Crestor, others) and new-onset diabetes. KL Wang et al. (2014) write “The Food and Drug Administration recently updated the safety warning… Continue Reading

2011 – Doctors investigate link between Lipitor and diabetes

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An article appearing in the July, 2011 issue of Current Opinion in Cardiology titled “Are statins diabetogenic?” by U.K. Sampson et al. gives us a bit more information on the connection between drugs like Lipitor and new-onset diabetes. The team writes “Statins are widely utilized for low-density lipoprotein lowering and for prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular… Continue Reading

2014 – Twice as many statin users develop diabetes after liver transplant

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Published in the January, 2014 edition of the medical journal Liver Transplantation by Y. Cho et al., an article titled “Statin therapy is associated with the development of new-onset diabetes after transplantation in liver recipients with high fasting plasma glucose levels.”  provides further insight into the connection between statin therapy and new-onset diabetes.  For clarity,… Continue Reading

2014 – Statins raise risk for diabetes by 9% to 43%

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In 2014, an article published by Kwok Leung Ong et al. titled “Cardiovascular drugs that increase the risk of new-onset diabetes” in Curriculum in Cardiology aimed to further elucidate the connection between statin drugs and new-onset diabetes.  Statin drugs are a popular type of cholesterol-lowering medications including Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, and many others.  Other classes… Continue Reading

2011 – Lipitor, other statins linked to increased risk for diabetes

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Published in a 2011 edition of Atherosclerosis, a study titled “Differential metabolic effects of distinct statins.” by K.K. Koh et al. aimed to determine how statin drugs affect the body.  Statins are a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs including Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor, and others. These researchers write “Reciprocal relationships between endothelial dysfunction and insulin resistance suggest… Continue Reading

2014 – Diabetes risk raised 30% by Lipitor use

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Published March, 2014 in BMC Medicine, a report by AF Macedo et al. titled “Unintended effects of statins from observational studies in the general population: systematic review and meta-analysis.” aimed to “assess unintended effects of statins from observational studies in general populations with comparison of the findings where possible with those derived from randomized trials.”… Continue Reading

2014 – Scientists work on mechanism linking Lipitor and diabetes

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In February, 2014, an article titled “Statin treatment and new-onset diabetes: A review of proposed mechanisms.” appearing in the medical journal Metabolism discusses the role of statin use in new onset diabetes.  Statin drugs are cholesterol-lowering medications including Lipitor, and are among the most widely-prescribed drugs in the world. This research team, led by M…. Continue Reading

2014 – Body Type, Lipitor Use are Risk Factors for Diabetes

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An article published in the March, 2014 edition of The American Journal of Cardiology titled “Effect of Change in Body Weight on Incident Diabetes Mellitus in Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease Treated With Atorvastatin (from the Treating to New Targets Study).” by KL Ong et al. aimed to further clarify the link between Lipitor… Continue Reading

2014 – Lipitor use linked to diabetes, study shows

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A recent article published by M. Ruscica et al in European Journal of Internal Medicine titled “Statin therapy and related risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus.” provides unique insight into the connection between the use of statin drugs and new onset diabetes.  For clarity, statin drugs are a class of cholesterol-lowering medications including Lipitor,… Continue Reading

2012 – “Statins and Risk of New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus”

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A 2012 article by Dr. Ravi V. Shah and Dr. Allison B. Goldfine titled “Statins and Risk of New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus” published in Circulation, a journal of the American Heart Association, provides important insight into the connection between statin use and new onset diabetes. The team writes “For any prescription drug, the potential benefits to… Continue Reading

2013 – Large study shows Lipitor raises risk for diabetes at least 14%

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Published in the May 2013 edition of Diabetes Care, an article by G Danaei et al. titled “Statins and risk of diabetes: an analysis of electronic medical records to evaluate possible bias due to differential survival.” aimed to determine if there was a bias in studies linking diabetes and statin drug use.  Statins are drugs… Continue Reading

2013 – Lipitor raises risk for diabetes 15%

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A 2013 article titled “Meta-analysis of impact of different types and doses of statins on new-onset diabetes mellitus.” published in The American Journal of Cardiology aimed to clarify the relationship between statin drug use and new onset diabetes by analyzing a number of previously conducted studies.  Statin drugs are cholesterol-lowering medications including Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor,… Continue Reading

2014 – Scientists: “Literature suggests an increased risk of new-onset diabetes” with statin drugs

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An article published in the March 2014 edition of Current Radiology Reports by CN Bang et al. titled “Statin treatment, new-onset diabetes, and other adverse effects: a systematic review.” cites research linking statin use and new onset diabetes.  Statins are commonly-used cholesterol-lowering drugs including Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, and many others. Bang et al. (2014) state… Continue Reading

2012 – FDA Updates Safety Information for Lipitor, Citing Diabetes and Other Risks

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On  February 28th, 2012 the FDA issued a safety announcement alerting the public that Lipitor and other cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are associated with an increased risk for diabetes. Click Here for an Infographic on How Statins Work At that time, the FDA required safety label updates for statin drugs including warnings against “cognitive side effects… Continue Reading

2013 – Risk for diabetes elevated by 23% with Lipitor use

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In 2013, an article titled “Statins and risk of treated incident diabetes in a primary care population.” appearing in British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology aimed to determine whether or not statin use raises the risk for new onset diabetes.  Statin drugs include Lipitor, Crestor, and others and are prescribed to lower low-density cholesterol.  Researchers also… Continue Reading

2012 – Diabetes risk “significantly higher in statin users”

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In 2012, a report published by KL Wang et al. in Journal of the American College of Cardiology titled “Statins, risk of diabetes, and implications on outcomes in the general population.” aimed to further clarify the relationship between statin drugs and new onset diabetes.  Statins are a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs including Lipitor, Crestor, and… Continue Reading

FDA cites diabetes, cognitive impairment, muscle damage, liver injury associated with Lipitor

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Recently, I found a great page at the the FDA website outlining a variety of risks associated with Lipitor and other cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Here, the FDA cites diabetes, cognitive impairment, muscle damage, and liver injury associated with Lipitor and other similar drugs. Unfortunately, the manufacturers of these drugs have failed time and again to… Continue Reading

2012 – Lipitor helpful but dangerous

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A 2012 paper by PM Ridker et. al published in The Lancet titled “Cardiovascular benefits and diabetes risks of statin therapy in primary prevention: an analysis from the JUPITER trial.” lives up to its title and outlines the cardiovascular benefits of using statin drugs (including Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, and others) along with the risk for… Continue Reading

2012 – Lipitor, other statins raise risk for diabetes

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A study published in the February, 2012 edition of QJM (the monthly journal of the Association of Physicians) by M. Alberton et al. titled “Adverse events associated with individual statin treatments for cardiovascular disease: an indirect comparison meta-analysis.” set out to “identify differing risk effects across statins.”  Statins are cholesterol-lowering drugs including Lipitor (atorvastatin), Zocor,… Continue Reading

2013 – Study shows Lipitor users 22% more likely to develop diabetes over other drugs

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Published in May 2013 in The British Medical Journal, a study by AA Carter et al. titled “Risk of incident diabetes among patients treated with statins: population based study.” aimed to evaluate the risk for new onset diabetes posed by different cholesterol lowering drugs. This study evaluated the health of patients over 66 years of… Continue Reading

2011 – Meta-analysis shows Lipitor associated with increased risk for diabetes

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An April 2011 study published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology titled “Predictors of new-onset diabetes in patients treated with atorvastatin: results from 3 large randomized clinical trials.” aimed “to examine the incidence and clinical predictors of new-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) within 3 large randomized trials with atorvastatin.” (Atorvastatin is the… Continue Reading