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Forty-milligram tablets of the drug Lipitor. Associated Press
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Forty-milligram tablets of the drug Lipitor. Associated Press (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

The FDA has raised questions about the side effects of statin drugs: diabetes and memory loss.Oh, great.

When you come from a family where diabetes is closing in on you from both genetic sides and your cholesterol is high, even when you eat like a rabbit, it’s all a crap shoot. More than 20 million Americans take statin drugs which lowers cholesterol; if the statistics prove true, then 100,000 people would be diagnosed with statin-induced diabetes.

(Healthy) food for thought.

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