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Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs increase the risk of cataracts

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs increase the risk of cataracts

Another side-effect of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs has emerged: they increase the risk of cataracts. In fact, the risk of getting the eye problem is the same as for a diabetic. A type II diabetes sufferer runs an 82 per cent risk of cataracts, whereas a statin user’s risk rises by 57 per cent – but when other possibilities are ironed ...

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