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Letters Statins and diabetes

Risk of diabetes from statins may be higher in women

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 08 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7197
  1. Eddie Vos, author, health-heart.org1
  1. 1Sutton, QC, Canada J0E 2K0
  1. vos{at}

In their editorial Byrne and Wild grapple with the “paradox that arises” when statins, targeted to lower cardiovascular risk, increase diabetes, one of the most potent cardiovascular risk factors.1 They suggest that statins reduce all cause mortality by citing a statistical exercise with questionable assumptions from …

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