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    Statins cut microvascular risk in diabetes
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    iride6606 posted:
    The use of statins by persons with type 2 diabetes has been associated with lower risks of retinopathy, neuropathy, and nephropathy, in research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.


    "Since high levels of blood glucose, the hallmark of diabetes, are linked with microvascular disease , and since statins are suspected of raising glucose levels, we tested the hypothesis that individuals taking a statin before a diagnosis of diabetes might be at increased risk of developing microvascular complications," explained study author Børge G. Nordestgaard, MD, in a press release from The Lancet. "Surprisingly, the results showed that statins decreased rather than increased risk of these complications."


    http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/statins-cut-microvascular-risk-in-diabetes/article/375938/
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