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2012 – Lipitor users 29% more likely to develop diabetes than non-users

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In 2012, an article titled “Statins and new-onset diabetes: a retrospective longitudinal cohort study.” published in Clinical Therapeutics by T. Ma et al. aimed to “investigate the association between statins and NOD.” (NOD stands for new onset diabetes, and “statins” are a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs including Crestor, Lipitor, and others.) This study was “a… Continue Reading

2011 – High dose statin therapy associated with new onset diabetes and “major cardiovascular events”

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Recent research has shown that drugs in the “statin” class may lead some to develop diabetes.  Diabetes is a serious medical condition wherein the body to adequately control the sugar level in the blood.  Insulin is an enzyme produced by the pancreas that allows sugar to enter the cells, and cells need this sugar for… Continue Reading

2010 – Lipitor, other statin drugs found to raise risk for diabetes

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The human body produces a certain enzyme that when received by the liver, initiates the production of cholesterol.  A class of drugs called “statins” block those enzymes from reaching the liver.  As such, the liver never receives the signal to produce cholesterol, so the overall level of cholesterol in the blood decreases.  Excess cholesterol in… Continue Reading

Lipitor Raises Risk for Diabetes by 70%

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With cardiovascular disease being so prevalent today, many medications have been created to treat these diseases.  One such group of medications is statins, which includes medications like Lipitor, Crestor, and others.  Statins are prescribed to treat cardiovascular conditions because they are designed to lower blood cholesterol levels.  The primary mechanism by which they lower cholesterol… Continue Reading