Pravastatin does not affect insulin sensitivity and adipocytokines levels in healthy nondiabetic patients
This article just says it all. I continue to preach that doctors who ignore elevated triglycerides and the group of other findings in patients with elevated insulin, and just focus on the cholesterol with statin drugs, should be guilty of malpractice. Period. There is no excuse. NONE. And yet I see it time and time again in my practice. So, the patient comes in with a neon sign over their head screaming insulin resistance, and their doctor only sees the high total cholesterol and gives them a statin drug. This allows the hyper insulinemia to wreak havoc on every organ system unchecked.