Recent reports have confirmed that statin medications, like Zocor and Lipitor, do increased a person’s risk for developing diabetes over their lifetime. This is an important issue and any negatives from the medication need to be weighed against their positives.
For cholesterol medications, in most instances, the benefits ‘do’ outweigh the negatives. A recent study from Taiwan shows the risk-benefit profile remains favorable for these medications.
So……rather than stopping your statin or worrying, next time you are in the office we can address this concern with a simple blood test looking at diabetes issues. Of course, keeping the diet ideal and weight best is the key to preventing diabetes in the first place. For more information on the foods to avoid….read this list on Pre-Diabetes, by Debbie Landau-West, our favorite dietitian.