There are no agreed rates even for accepted side effects of statins. In the diagram for those taking statins the risk of diabetes was estimated from an RCT, Ridker PM, Danielson E, Fonseca FA, Genest J, Gotto AM, Kastelein JJ et al (2008) Rosuvastatin to prevent vascular events in men and women with elevated C-reactive protein. New England Journal of Medicine 359:2195-207. Muscle problems are an accepted risk, occur in less than 1 in 200 people according to trials. However they are linked to drug interactions, which one would expect to be minimal within a trial, and have therefore been estimated here from an observational study, Buettner C, Davis RB, Leveille SG, Mittlean MA, Mukamal KJ. (2008) Prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and statin use. Journal of General Internal Medicine 23:1182-6.
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