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2013 – New onset diabetes associated with Lipitor, and more common in women

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One article appearing in the August, 2013 edition of PLoS One by CW Chen et al. titled “Differential impact of statin on new-onset diabetes in different age groups: a population-based case-control study in women from an asian country.” aimed “to determine what effect, if any, statins have on the risk of [new onset diabetes (NOD)] events in a population-based case-control study. An evaluation of the relationship between age and statin-exposure on NOD risks was further examined in a female Asian population.”

To that effect, the Chen et al (2013) team studied 1065 female new onset diabetes patients and compared their health records with “10650 controls with matching ages, genders and physician visit dates.”

Results showed that “Statin-exposure was statistically significantly associated with increased new-onset diabetes risks using multivariate analysis” and “Interaction effect between age and statin-exposure on NOD risk was noted.”

Of all statin drugs tested, Lipitor was found to pose the highest risk for diabetes.  Researchers note “This population-based study found that statin use is associated with an increased risk of NOD in women. The risk of statin-related NOD was more evident for women aged 40-64 years compared to women aged 65 or more, and was cumulative-dose dependent. The use of statins should always be determined by weighing the clinical benefits and potential risks for NOD, and the patients should be continuously monitored for adverse effects.”

Due to the fact that the manufacturers of Lipitor have failed time and again to adequately warn users of the risks associated with their product, a number of Lipitor lawsuits have been filed.  If you or a loved one used Lipitor and suffered diabetes as a result, you too may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your undue injury.

For a free, no-obligation case consultation, contact our team of Lipitor lawyers at the information provided below.  We have the experience, resources, and skills required to win the justice you deserve.  Call today and see how we can help.

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