UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! HERE’S IT IS–THE BEST WORST DRUG NEWS EVER!!!!!!!!! I’m sure most are sick of how much I rail against the statin class of drugs and how they do so very little to protect our heart. The kicker for me has always been that most cholesterol problems are actually prediabetes, it’s just that most doctors don’t recognize it for what it is. And statins are usually given, but I’ve always said that they do little to change the trajectory towards diabetes, but your numbers will look better as your health worsens over the years. Never did I envision the reality was much, much more shocking.
In a meta analysis of 91,000 patients, an INCREASED risk of diabetes was seen for those using statins. While the risk was small (9%) it just further illustrates why this class of drugs is not the miracle we seem to think it is.