Is immunity a mechanism contributing to statin-induced diabetes?


Statins lower cholesterol and are commonly prescribed for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease risk. Statins have pleotropic actions beyond cholesterol lowering, including decreased protein prenylation, which can alter immune function. The general anti-inflammatory effect of statins may be a key pleiotropic effect that improves cardiovascular… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/21623945.2015.1024394