In einer Kohortenstudie bei fast gesunden 26.000 Teilnehmern wurde gezeigt, dass die Einnahme von Statinen das Risiko für Diabetes fast verdoppelte. Weiterhin stieg das Verfettungsrisiko um 18%.
A study of nearly 26,000 beneficiaries of Tricare, the military health system, those taking statin drugs to control their cholesterol were 87 percent more likely to develop diabetes. The research confirms past findings on the link between the widely prescribed drugs and diabetes risk. But it is among the first to show the connection in a relatively healthy group of people. The study included only people who at baseline were free of heart disease, diabetes, and other severe chronic disease..diabetes...The study also found that the higher the dose of any of the statins, the greater the risk of diabetes, diabetes complications, and obesity.