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Top Cardiologist Argues We Should Dial Back On Statins Because Of Diabetes Risk

Eric Topol by Getty Images via @daylife

Eric Topol by Getty Images via @daylife

Eric Topol, a well-known cardiologist and professor of genomics at Scripps Research Institute, has broken ranks with many other heart doctors tonight with a New York Times Op-Ed in which he says many patients might want to reconsider their use of statins such as Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor in light of the risk that these drugs might cause diabetes.

“We’re overdosing on cholesterol-lowering statins,” Topol writes, “and the consequence could be a sharp increase in the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.”

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