A recent meta-analysis has demonstrated that taking statin drugs is associated with excess risk of developing diabetes.
Researchers looked at five different clinical trials that together examined more than 32,000 people. They found that the higher the dosage of statin drugs being taken, the greater the diabetes risk.
According to the study, as reported by Green Med Info:
"In a pooled analysis of data from 5 statin trials, intensive-dose statin therapy was associated with an increased risk of new-onset diabetes compared with moderate-dose statin therapy."