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Older Women Taking Statins Face Higher Risk of Diabetes

A new study of Australian women over age 75 showed that they faced a 33 percent higher risk of diabetes if they were taking statins, according to Science Daily. The risk increased to 51 percent if the women were on high-dose statins. It’s only been a year since the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) suggested that certain people between the ages of 40 and 75 should start taking statin cholesterol-lowering drugs as a form of preventive medicine. Note I said preventive, not...

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