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

Diabetes & CholesterolShould 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.

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.

Despite their benefits, not everyone with diabetes is required to take statins; however, if you’re under 40 or older than 75 and you have other medical conditions that could jeopardize your life, you should stick with a low dosage. For those between the ages 40 and 75, a higher dosage is recommended.

Read the rest of my article at [BlackDoctor.org].

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