Statins' Heart Benefits Outweigh Diabetes Risk: Study

Even those at risk from diabetes benefit from lower cholesterol, experts say

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Another expert, Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a spokesman for the American Heart Association and a professor of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, said that "statin therapy has been clearly demonstrated to prevent cardiovascular events and premature cardiovascular death in men and women."

"This study confirms there is substantial net benefit of statin therapy even when fully accounting for the diabetes risk," he said.

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For more information on statins, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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