A group of Dutch researchers has found that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is lower among those with familial hypercholesterolemia than among their unaffected relatives.

Statins, the researchers say, are a common lipid-lowering drug, but they also increase T2D risk in some people, suggesting a link between cholesterol transport and T2D. Meanwhile, cholesterol uptake is impaired in people with familial hypercholesterolemia, and so the researchers sought to examine whether there was a link between familial hypercholesterolemia and T2D.

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