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Discussion in 'Female Health & Fitness' started by mastover, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. mastover

    mastover Well-Known Member

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    A very important study from several days ago suggests that post menopausal women (ladies no longer having menstrual cycles) who take statin drugs have a 48% chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Forty eight percent! Didn't matter what statin drug nor the dose taken.
    Statin drugs are a class of cholesterol lowering medications and include crestor, lipitor, zocor, etc.
     
  2. modmaven

    modmaven Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing this news which bolsters my instincts to avoid drugs whenever possible. Whenever I go to the doc the nurse asks what medication I'm on. I list my multivitamins and they say, "that's all?" It must be really rare for anyone over 50 to be drug free. Crazy.
     
  3. Zilla

    Zilla Well-Known Member

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    I don't take any of those, but my mother does. She has a sticky heart valve and when she does the prescribed diet, she loses too much weight. She's tiny to begin with so when she loses weight, it's almost scary sometimes. This is not to say that her diet is filled with crap, she just needs more calories than the prescribed diet consists of.

    Anyway, what is in these drugs that can cause Type 2 diabetes?
     
  4. mastover

    mastover Well-Known Member

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    It's still under investigation, but this may delve deeper into the problem:


    http://www.spacedoc.com/statins_diabetes
     
  5. buffedstuff

    buffedstuff Active Member

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    Powerful warning thanks for bringing it to the forum.
     

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