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Putting the diabetes risk due to statins in perspective: A re-evaluation using the complementary outcome

Furuya-Kanamori, Luis; Stone, Jennifer C; Doi, Suhail

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Aims: Statins are used extensively to treat dyslipidemia and have been associated with significant clinical benefit that increases with dose. However, recent studies have associated statins with an excess risk of developing diabetes mellitus, which may offset the clinical benefit to patients. Adverse events related to intensive-dose statin therapy were revisited in light of recent data regarding the use of relative risks. Data synthesis: A meta-analysis was replicated with the event of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102687
Source: Nutrition Metabolim and Cardiovascular Diseases
DOI: 10.1016/j.numecd.2014.02.012

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