Heart Drugs TRIPLE Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
In a perfect world, pharmaceutical drugs wouldn’t come with side effects.
But we all know that the world is far from perfect.
Some side effects are mild (like nausea or headaches) but others are downright deadly.
Case in point: Researchers just found that a certain class of heart drugs can actually TRIPLE your risk of type 2 diabetes.
And the worst part? These drugs do NOTHING for your heart.
The idea behind statin drugs is to lower your cholesterol in order to reduce your risk of heart disease.
But here’s the ugly truth: statins don’t work.
A recent study shows that over half of the people taking statins experienced “suboptimal” cholesterol results after taking the drug for two years.
In other words, it didn’t do a darn thing for them.
But even though they may be ineffective at lowering your cholesterol, there’s something they’re very good at… increasing your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Researchers examined over 4,500 men and women who were at risk of heart disease, but did NOT have type 2 diabetes.
They found that people who took statins for two years were more than TWICE as likely to have developed diabetes!
And those taking statins for LONGER than two years? They were more than THREE times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes!
In scientific terms, that’s known as a dose-dependent relationship (the bigger the dose, the greater the risk), which only strengthens the connection between the drug and the disease.
If you’re one of the thousands of people taking statins, I do NOT recommend quitting cold turkey.
But I DO recommend talking to your doctor about safer alternatives – preferably ones that don’t involve drugs.