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Studies have found that Lipitor is of little benefit to people with type 2 diabetes who also have kidney failure. Lipitor did lower their cholesterol by about 41% but this did not seem to significantly reduce the rate of heart attack or stroke. However, patients with type 2 diabetes who did not have kidney failure showed a markedly reduced risk of heart disease and stroke when Lipitor was used. This suggests Lipitor has little benefit once the diabetic patient reaches renal failure.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health
About: Lipitor of little benefit to diabetics with renal failure
Date: 1 November 2004
Source: Reuters Health
Author: Megan Rauscher
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