A June 2019 study by Ohio State University suggests that, “those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.”

Victoria Zigmont, who lead the study, said, “The fact that increased duration of statin use was associated with an increased risk of diabetes - something we call a dose-dependent relationship - makes us think that this is likely a causal relationship,"

"That said, statins are very effective in preventing heart attacks and strokes. I would never recommend that people stop taking the statin they've been prescribed based on this study, but it should open up further discussions about diabetes prevention and patient and provider awareness of the issue."