High-dose atorvastatin did not cause diabetes in low-risk patients with existing cardiovascular disease

Atorvastatin molecule

The Diabetes Elf once overheard a respected senior colleague: “The only treatments that don’t have any side-effects are the ones that don’t work.” So it turned out with statins, which were recently found to have increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  The questions, of course, is “Are the benefits worth the harms?”  In [read the full story…]

White rice was associated with type 2 diabetes in Chinese and Japanese populations.

A systematic review of observational studies reported that Chinese and Japanese people who eat more white rice were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Clinical question: Is consumption of white rice associated with the risk of developing type 2 diabetes? The reviewers looked for prospective observational studies that recruited non-diabetic participants and followed them [read the full story…]

No link found between work-related stress and type 2 diabetes.

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A new systematic review of observational studies found no evidence that work-related stress is associated with type 2 diabetes. Clinical question: Do people who experience high levels of work-related stress suffer a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes? The evidence: The reviewers looked for studies in the published literature up to March 2010.  They included [read the full story…]