Health Alert: Statins Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

Health Alert: Statins Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may significantly increase a user’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The authors of a new study found that statins increase insulin resistance and also appear to impair the pancreas’ ability to secrete insulin. They also found that the risk of developing diabetes increased with higher statin doses. Diabetolgia, March 2015

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