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Risk of new-onset diabetes with statin use should not be overemphasised
  1. Chern-En Chiang,
  2. Kang-Ling Wang
  1. Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Yang-Ming University, General Clinical Research Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to: Professor Chern-En Chiang, Taipei Veterans General Hospital and Yang-Ming University, General Clinical Research Center, 201 Section 2, Shih-Pai Road, Taipei 112, Taiwan; cechiang{at}vghtpe.gov.tw

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Statin use is associated with increased incidence of diabetes, and possibly with increased body weight and reduced exercise capacity. Data on the long-term effects of these associations in healthy adults, however, are very limited.

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This study examined diabetes outcomes among Tricare beneficiaries who were evaluated between 1 October 2003 and 1 March 2012. Participants were divided into statin users and non-users. Patients who, at baseline, had a pre-existing disease indicative of cardiovascular diseases, or any positive element of …

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