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.