“We’re overdosing on cholesterol-lowering statins according to Eric Topol, a well-known cardiologist and professor of genomics at Scripps Research Institute. He has broken ranks with many other heart doctors with a New York Times Op-Ed in which he writes, “and the consequence of overprescribing statins could be a sharp increase in the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.” Caught in [...]
Cognitive (brain-related) impairment, such as memory loss, forgetfulness and confusion, has been reported by some statin users and people being treated with statins may have an increased risk of raised blood sugar levels and the development of Type 2 diabetes. Now there are more reasons for patients to be worried about taking statins.
How much worse can it get for consumers and their healthcare ? Now a report says that statins increase the risk of developing diabetes in postmenopausal women, according to a new study published in Archives of Internal Medicine. The study provides more evidence and details about the previously reported link between statins and the development of diabetes. More confusion [...]