Question: You frequently talk about some of the risks (such as muscle pain) associated with statin drugs used to lower cholesterol. I recently heard that their use increases blood sugar levels. Is this true?
Answer: Cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins can, in some people, increase the risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
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