Statin use in postmenopausal women is associated with an increased risk for DM.
Statin use and risk of diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative.
According to a study from the Mayo Clinic, postmenopausal women who take statin drugs are at an increased risk of developing diabetes. This association was found for all of the statin drugs after adjusting for other variables (ruling out all other reasons for an increased incidence in diabetes).
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