Washington: The use of statins in postmenopausal women has been found to increase diabetes risk in a new study.However, the researchers noted that statins address the cardiovascular consequences of diabetes and current American Diabetes Association guidelines for primary and secondary prevention should not change. Likewise, they said that guidelines for statin use in non-diabetic populations also should not change.Annie L. Culver, B. Pharm, Rochester Methodist Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues analyzed data from the national, multiyear Women’s Health Initiative in the study.
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