Lipitor can cause diabetes in women
By Goin Lo-Co on January 10, 2012
NBC Nightly News and MSNBC reported just hours ago that a new, 10-year study by the US government’s Women’s Health Initiative shows that statins (the cholesterol-lowering Rx drugs like Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor) may cause Type 2 diabetes in women over 50. Here are 2 key paragraphs from an MSNBC.com online article, Statins Linked with Small Diabetes Risk:
“A new side effect seems to be emerging for those cholesterol-lowering wonder drugs called statins: They may increase some people’s chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.”
“But more and more doctors are urging otherwise healthy people to use the pills as a way to prevent heart disease. For them, the findings add another potential complication as they consider whether to tackle their cholesterol with diet and exercise alone or add a medication.”
In the MSNBC.com video, Brian Williams states, ‘women who take Lipitor or other statin drugs for cholesterol have an approaching 50% greater chance of developing diabetes.’ That is scary indeed – suggesting, at minimum, caution for women who take Lipitor or other statins as a preventative measure.
I can't embed the video here, but I have it embedded - along with other info - on my blog. Here's a direct link to this post: Lipitor can cause diabetes in women.
This is breaking news – I’ll be doing more research and posting on the Going Lo-Co blog as I learn more, but wanted to get this out as soon as possible. If you have questions or comments, please comment here or on the Going Lo-Co Facebook or Twitter pages.
Going Lo-Co is a blog about one woman's journey to lower cholesterol without medication via food and lifestyle changes and the crazy things that happen along the way. Read more at www.golowcholesterol.com.
More Like This
Recent Posts by Goin Lo-Co
Most Popular on BlogHer
Most Popular on Health
Recent Comments on Health