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Statins May Seriously Increase Diabetes Risk

Statins can lower cholesterol and even tamp down inflammation to keep the risk of heart disease down. But these commonly prescribed drugs may increase the risk of diabetes, and by a considerable amount

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Now that statins are almost all off-patent, the untold secrets of their numerous side-effects are beginning to leak out. The most likely reason that statins increase diabetes is their ability to increase arachidonic acid that generates leukotrienes that are known to cause destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.

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