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High LDL Cholesterol Linked To Lower Diabetes – A Gene Mutation Reason Why

Statins are associated with increased risk for diabetes, though it is unclear why. One hypothesis is that statins increase expression of LDL receptors and increase cholesterol uptake into cells including the pancreas, which could cause pancreatic dysfunction.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

A very interesting study on the inverse linkage of cholesterol levels and diabetes.  This may be one of the reasons of the increased diabetes risk with increased statin use.

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