Some statins linked to increased risk of type-2 Diabetes

Extract from BBC News/Health

Some drugs taken to protect the heart may increase the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to researchers in Canada.

Their study of 1.5 million people, in the British Medical Journal, suggested powerful statins could increase the risk by 22% compared with weaker drugs.

Atorvastatin was linked to one extra case of diabetes for every 160 patients treated.  Experts said the benefits of statins still outweighed any risks.

Bank Holiday Monday

Wishing everyone a pleasant long weekend. Please note the Staff Library will be closed on Monday 27 May but those with 24 hr access will still be able to gain entry using their ID badges.  Computers and journals are available and books may be borrowed using the self service system.  If you have any books to return please drop them off in the Book Return Box opposite the WRVS shop in MDGH.