Diabetes & Cholesterol: Should You Take Statins? The ADA Says…

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Should people with diabetes be taking cholesterol-lowering drugs? Apparently yes, according to the new guidelines from the American Diabetes Association. The reason being that heart disease is the number-one killer for diabetics.

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So, how exactly does cholesterol fit into the equation? Well, statins – drugs that lower your cholesterol – prevent plaque buildup in the arteries and therefore lower your risk for developing heart disease.

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