If you have high cholesterol, your doctor will tell you that statins can decrease your risk of heart disease by lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and raising HDL (healthy) cholesterol. But he may not tell you that they also will increase your risk for diabetes. In fact, this is now on the warning labels of statins.
Statins carry a risk of increased blood sugar levels, and this can lead to the development of type-2 diabetes. Of course, the drug companies have a solution for this. Just take Glyburide along with your statin. Glyburide suppresses the immune response that keeps insulin from working properly.
In the meantime, researchers will examine how statins affect the pancreas, the organ that secretes insulin. They aren't sure yet why the statins advance diabetes, but they want you to keep taking their product while they work to minimize its side effects.
Oh, and those side effects also can include muscle pain and weakness. But don't worry. There will probably soon be another drug or two for that as well.
Nearly 13 million people will take a statin drug at some point in their lives. And at this rate, they'll probably be prescribed several other drugs to protect them from the side effects this "wonder drug"carries with it.
Statins work by interfering with your liver's production of cholesterol. Instead of taking a drug for that and then getting caught in a cycle of more and more prescriptions, why not make your liver healthier the natural way?
You can do that with a good diet and a supplement like Advanced Liver Support. This plan won't increase your risk of diabetes or cause muscle pain or weakness. In fact, it will do the opposite. You'll reap all of the rewards of statins and none of the risks.
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"Study uncovers why statins increase diabetes risk and offers solution,"Medical News Today, 12 June 2014