Statins reverse atherosclerosis in diabetes

Intensive therapy with statins can induce regression of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with diabetes, Australian researchers have shown.

In what is claimed to be the first prospective trial of intensive statin therapy in diabetes, high doses of atorvastatin or rosuvastatin reduced coronary atheroma volume in both diabetic and non-diabetic patients, according to findings published in Diabetes Care.

However, a target LDL cholesterol level of 1.8mmol/L had to be reached to induce