Statins raise risk of Type 2 diabetes in older women, study finds

Older women who take statin medications like Zocor, Lipitor, Pravachol and Crestor to ward off heart attacks are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than those who do not take the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, a study has found. The report, published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, showed that, in a large group of post-menopausal women, those who took a statin of any type were, on average, 48% likelier to develop Type 2 diabetes than those who didn’t.

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