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Editor's Correspondence
June 11, 2012

Statins and the Risk of Diabetes: The Debate

Author Affiliations

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).

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(11):895-896. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1240

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

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