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Higher doses of statins linked to diabetes risk.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with heart problems who were started on cholesterol-lowering statins were more likely to develop diabetes if they were prescribed stronger versions of the drugs, a new study finds. "This is not about stopping statins," lead author Colin R. Dormuth, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, told Reuters Health.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This should quell some of the enthusiasm for putting statins in the drinking water because of their “safety”. Also, a recent study has indicated that statins decrease physical activity because of their impact on muscle weakness and decreased production of ATP.

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