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Statins beneficial for diabetics

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Statin therapy is safe and cost-effective option for reducing the risk of major vascular events in patients with diabetes and should be considered for almost all diabetics, according to a meta-analysis by the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists' Collaborators. The study, which was published in The Lancet Jan. 12 and included 14 trials with 18,686 diabetics and 17,220 non-diabetics, found statin therapy in diabetics was associated with a 9 percent proportional reduction in all-cause mortality per mmol/L reduction in LDL cholesterol, and was associated with a statistically similar 13 percent reduction in all-cause mortality in those without diabetes...

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