endocrinology
Type 2 diabetes

Lipid levels lower in diabetes patients as statins use becomes the norm

Australian patients with diabetes have seen a substantial drop in their LDL-cholesterol levels as a result of widespread statin use, figures from a Victorian hospital suggest. Two decades ago, only one in 20 patients attending diabetes clinics at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne,  was using a statin, and the average LDL-C level was 3.7mmol/L. By 2014, ...

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