Letters Statins and risk of new diabetes

Epidemiological data on higher potency statins and new diabetes should not deter clinicians from prescribing statins

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4874 (Published 30 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4874
  1. Claudette A Phillips, foundation year 1 doctor1
  1. 1St George’s NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. ca_phillips{at}hotmail.co.uk

Dormuth and colleagues propose an association between high potency statins and the risk of new onset of diabetes.1

Firstly, they claim that there is a significant increase in the risk of new onset diabetes with higher “potency” statins …

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