The Association of Statin Therapy with Incident Diabetes: Evidence, Mechanisms, and Recommendations.

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Summary of "The Association of Statin Therapy with Incident Diabetes: Evidence, Mechanisms, and Recommendations."

Recent studies have demonstrated a higher risk of incident diabetes associated with statin use, causing concern among patients and clinicians. In this review, we will assess the evidence and proposed mechanisms behind statin therapy and its association with incident diabetes. We will then review the current recommendations for statin use in light of this association and suggest next steps for clinicians managing these patients and researchers exploring this phenomenon.


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Name: Current cardiology reports
ISSN: 1534-3170
Pages: 50


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