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Letters Statins and risk of diabetes

Risk of diabetes with statins must be monitored in each patient

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 02 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4170
  1. Maurizio Bifulco, full professor general pathology1
  1. 1Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Salerno, Baronissi (SA), Italy
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Despite the number of articles published about the possible effects of statins on the risk of onset of diabetes, this field continues to produce discordant results and to divide the scientific world. A recent Canadian epidemiological study in the BMJ found that patients taking high potency statins have a higher risk of developing diabetes than those taking low potency …

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