Statin Benefits Offset Diabetes Risk

10:37 am Health Care

The cardiovascular benefits of statins or primary prevention outweighed the risk of developing diabetes, even among those at risk for the condition, an analysis of the JUPITER trial showed in Aug. 11 issue of The Lancet by Paul Ridker, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

1.     Statin therapy prevented 134 cardiovascular events or deaths for every 54 cases of new-onset diabetes among participants with at least one risk factor for diabetes.

2.     Among those who were not at risk for developing diabetes, statin therapy prevented 86 cardiovascular events or deaths with no additional cases of new-onset diabetes.

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