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Risk of diabetes when you take statins

In a group of 100 people who don’t take statins, about 4 to 5 will get diabetes in the next 4 years. In a group of 100 people who do take statins, about 5 will get diabetes in the next 4 years.

Statins may slightly raise the risk of diabetes in some people.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

Current as of: December 15, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Michael P. Pignone, MD, MPH, FACP - Internal Medicine

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