Journal article

Lipid-lowering therapy in people with type 2 diabetes

S Colagiuri, J Best

CURRENT OPINION IN LIPIDOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2002

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The risk of cardiovascular disease is markedly increased in people with type 2 diabetes. There is abundant epidemiological and clinical trial evidence that lipid abnormalities play a major role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerotic vascular disease in diabetes. Although the benefits of lipid-lowering therapy are well established in people without diabetes, the evidence in people with diabetes is not as well established. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent population studies of lipid-lowering therapy and cardiovascular disease outcomes that included people with diabetes and performed a separate subgroup analysis were reviewed. Lipid lowering with statins and fibrates is effective in i..

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