Letters Statins and risk of new diabetes

Author’s reply to Phillips and Brugts

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4890 (Published 30 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4890
  1. Colin R Dormuth, assistant professor1
  1. 1Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 1Y2
  1. colin.dormuth{at}ti.ubc.ca

Phillips was worried about our use of the words “dose” and “potency.”1 2 Our categorisation of daily statin dose was similar to one from a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials that quantified the effects of statins on serum low density lipoproteins.3 The figure in our article mistakenly used “dose” instead of “potency” as column headings and we regret this inconsistency of terminology. We agree with Phillips’s assertion that correlation does not equate …

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