The use of statins by postmenopausal women increases the risk of developing diabetes! Research from a womens health initiative reported a 48% increase in the risk for developing diabetes in conjunction with taking the cholesterol lowering drugs!
Culver AL, Ockene IS, Balasubramanian R, et al. Statin use and risk of diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative. Arch Intern Med 2012; DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.625. Available at:http://archinte.ama-assn.org/.
Johansen KL. Increased diabetes mellitus risk with statin use. Arch Intern Med 2012; DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2011.625. Available at: http://archinte.ama-assn.org/.
Oriental medicine can help reduce high cholesterol levels, glucose regulation, and varying stages of menopause symptoms, and can reduce the dependence on drugs!