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Statin use increases Diabetes risk

The study in question (Women's Health Study) reaffirmed this association, in this case specifically for postmenopausal females. Certainly other populations are likely to be affected as well.

Nice article here: http://naturalmedicinejournal.com/article_content.asp?edition=1§ion=3&article=330

Physicians are faced with a basic question when making a prescription of any drug to a patient: “What are the risks and benefits of this recommendation?” When it comes to statin drugs, the benefits have been grossly overstated, while the risks have continually been swept under the rug. That discussion is much longer than the space available in this commentary. Suffice it to say that it is important to point out that while statins reduce the heart attack risk in women, they do not appear to affect overall risk of death, possibly because an increased risk for diabetes cancels out the reduced heart attack risk. So, let me focus on the study at hand and try to make sense of such a high risk for diabetes in postmenopausal women using statins.

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neptunia67
Jun. 7th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
When I first saw this I read it as, "Satin use increased Diabetes risk"... I really had to think about that for a few seconds!

Hope you're well. I'm busy as hell. As usual.
liveonearth
Jun. 7th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
I suppose satin could encourage laziness in bed, hence increased insulin resistance and diabetes risk. Makes sense to me. =-]

I am sick on return from travel after moving after travel. Too much stress and I'm coughing up my guts. But I feel better today, in spite of the cough.

Good luck with the buzi-ness. May you succeed!! And rest before you're dead. =-]
madman101
Jun. 8th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
also very ad for alzheimers patients
liveonearth
Jun. 8th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
Yah. This is no surprise considering that one of the emerging etiologies for Alzheimer's is insulin resistance.
madman101
Jun. 9th, 2012 02:23 am (UTC)
yes there are some curious similarities - i know that a kind of diabetes is involved in my whole CFS smorgasbord but this is not yet discerned in the standard med. world

***Note: great research on stem cells as causative of various lately, was presented on NPR's "Talk of the Nation: Science Friday" today. Of course, inflammation is usually implicated as well.
liveonearth
Jun. 9th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
High insulin levels are extremely inflammatory. It's all connected. As usual.
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