Author Affiliations: Department of Clinical Biochemistry (Vascular Disease Prevention Clinics), Royal Free Hospital Campus, University College London Medical School, University College London, London, England (Dr Banach and Ms Katsiki); and Department of Hypertension, Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension, Medical University of Lodz, Poland (Dr Banach).
We read with interest the report by Culver et al1 that statin use increases the risk of new-onset diabetes mellitus (NOD) in postmenopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative. This association remained significant after multivariate adjustments and for all statins evaluated.1
Katsiki N, Banach M. Statins and the Risk of Diabetes: The Debate. Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(11):895-896. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1240