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Statin Drugs Create Over 60,000 New Diabetics Each Year

Statin Drugs Create Over 60,000 New Diabetics Each Year

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  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring additional warning labels for the cholesterol-lowering drug class known as statins, warning that the drugs may increase your risk of liver damage, memory loss and confusion, type 2 diabetes and muscle weakness
  • The FDA has removed a long-standing warning advising routine monitoring of liver enzymes in people taking statins, even though the drugs are linked to serious liver damage
  • One in four Americans aged 45 and older take statin drugs to lower cholesterol, and many are unaware of the serious risks associated with the drugs
  • The majority of people taking statin drugs do not need them, and in fact are risking their health unnecessarily by doing so
  • Over 60,000 people EVERY year in the US will develop diabetes solely as a result of taking statin drugs

By Dr. Mercola

One in four Americans aged 45 and older take statin drugs to lower cholesterol and supposedly "prevent heart disease."


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