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Memory loss, confusion, increased diabetes risk possible side effects of popular cholesterol drug

Posted Mar 02 2012 12:00am

The FDA recently announced increased safety warnings for those taking cholesterol lowering drugs, saying that they can cause memory loss, confusion and an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes increases the risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The new warnings are based on results from the latest clinical trials, plus adverse effects reported by patients, physicians and the drug companies.

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