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Statins may promote cataracts

Statins are cholesterol-lowering drugs.  However, they may also increase the risk of cataracts, according to a new study conducted at the University of Waterloo.  After looking at data from 6,400 patients seen at the optometry clinic at the university in 2007 and 2008, researchers found increased cataract risk in 57% of statin users and in 82% of patients with diabetes.

Source: Capsule DotClip Vol 12 no 18 Ontario Edition