Statin use in postmenopause increases risk of developing diabetes

The use of statins by postmenopausal women increases the risk of developing diabetes! Research from a womens health initiative reported a 48% increase in the risk for developing diabetes in conjunction with taking the cholesterol lowering drugs!

References:

  1. Culver AL, Ockene IS, Balasubramanian R, et al. Statin use and risk of diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative. Arch Intern Med 2012; DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.625. Available at:http://archinte.ama-assn.org/.
  2. Johansen KL. Increased diabetes mellitus risk with statin use. Arch Intern Med 2012; DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.625. Available at: http://archinte.ama-assn.org/.

Oriental medicine can help reduce high cholesterol levels, glucose regulation, and varying stages of menopause symptoms, and can reduce the dependence on drugs!

 

 

 

 

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