New evidence on statins and diabetes controversy

Large study of US veterans with diabetes shows a dose-response effect, researchers say

Use of statins in patients with diabetes may lead to progression of the disease, according to findings from a large observational study.

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"Statin therapy has been associated with increased insulin resistance; however, its clinical implications for diabetes control among patients with diabetes is unknown," the study team noted in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The US researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study using 12 years of medical record data (2003-2015) from the Veterans Affairs

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