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    Hi all
    The UK papers this morning are full of "Statins increase the risk of diabetes".

    The Express.

    ITV.

    Daily Mail.

    Pulse - the GP magazine.

    If you google "statins diabetes lawsuit", you'll see that this has been gathering pace in the US for a few years.

    If you know anyone considering statins - they may like this numbers needed to treat page. No one 'saved'. 1 in 104 may not have a heart attack. 1 in 50 may get diabetes.

    Food for thought!
    Zoe
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    Hi ZoŽ,

    I shared all the above links with my mom (who has been drinking statins for many years).
    She is 67, was diagnosed with T2D, and Lipitor caused major damage to her liver.
    After reading the articles, she firstly said to me she will be speaking to her doctor to find out if her cholesterol tablets contain statins. I very gently helped her correct by stating that statins is the collective name for all cholesterol tablets.
    She has decided to stop taking them. And stopped the very next day. Her brother was also taking statins for many years and he also stopped (not due to any of these, but he went to see a specialist who told him to stop drinking these)
    Trust the process, the results will come

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    I've also sent lots of Statin info to one of my best friend's husband who had a triple by pass last year. He has now stopped taking them...
    Karen

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    I have been trying to get her off these for a while. I'm so glad she eventually listened
    Trust the process, the results will come

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