Statin Therapy and Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Statin Therapy and Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Swapnil N. Rajpathak and Dharam Jaydeep Kumbhani and Jill P. Crandall and Nir Barzilai and Michael H. Alderman and Paul M. Ridker},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
OBJECTIVE Although statin therapy reduces cardiovascular risk, its relationship with the development of diabetes is controversial. The first study (West of Scotland Coronary Prevention Study [WOSCOPS]) that evaluated this association reported a small protective effect but used nonstandardized criteria for diabetes diagnosis. However, results from subsequent hypothesis-testing trials have been inconsistent. The aim of this meta-analysis is to evaluate the possible effect of statin therapy on… CONTINUE READING

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