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Lipitor of little benefit to diabetics with renal failure

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.

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About: Lipitor of little benefit to diabetics with renal failure

Date: 1 November 2004

Source: Reuters Health

Author: Megan Rauscher


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