A study published this Thursday in the medical journal Lancet has been claiming that those who are on statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs, are at high risks of getting diabetes at some stage of their life if are with any risk factors for the disease.
It is being said by the Heart Foundation researchers that though the same has got strong evidence now. The findings have raised doubts related to the drug's benefit to heart patients or those at risk of the same. Since, Lipitor and Crestor-like drugs have been found to be highly beneficial in prevention of a heart problem.
However, an analysis conducted in the previous year had found that the link between the drug and diabetes is being over-stated. But, the same had caused the USA's watchdog to introduce warning labels on these drugs.
As per the findings, nearly one in every three people in Australia in the ages of 30-65 years is detected to have high cholesterol each year. "Having high cholesterol means your arteries are getting blocked and that you're more likely to develop heart disease, the number one killer of Australian men and women", said National Clinical Issues Director Dr. Robert Grenfell.
It is thus being suggested that either changes should be brought in the lifestyle or eventually only follow doctor's instructions and take medication.