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High-Dose Statins Raise Diabetes Risk

Kuznar, Wayne; Kayyali, Andrea MSN, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000407306.15469.4b
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According to this study:

* Both high- and moderate-dose statins increase the risk of new-onset diabetes, although the relationship appears to be dose dependent.

* The totality of outcomes still favors high-dose statin use for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.