Statins are a group of pharmaceutical drugs that reduce the level of LDL cholesterol in the blood. Your doctor might recommend you take a statin if you suffer from, or might develop cardiovascular disease in the future. Yet, this study found that some statins can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 46%.
This is a huge concern since type 2 diabetes increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Yes, that’s right – some people take statins to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, but develop diabetes, which increases their risk of developing cardiovascular disease! However, that’s not all. Statins have a long list of common side effects that includes headache, nausea, digestive problems and muscle and joint pain. [Read more…] about Is your statin increasing your risk of diabetes?