Review: Angiotensin-receptor blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors have the lowest risk for diabetes

Elliott, W. J.; Meyer, P. M.
May 2007
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p73
Academic Journal
The article reviews a study on the relative odds of developing diabetes with the long-term use of various types of antihypertensive drugs by patients with hypertension or other cardiovascular risk factors. The network meta-analysis is used to combine direct and indirect comparison among drug types. Antihypertensive drugs associated with the lower risk for diabetes are angiotensin-receptor blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors. Drugs associated with the highest risks are diuretics.


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