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Decreased pancreatitis risk associated with statins, not fibrates

KEY POINT

In patients with normal or mildly elevated triglycerides, statin therapy was associated with a lower risk of pancreatitis. No association was observed between fibrate therapy and pancreatitis.

SOURCES

Preiss D et al. Lipid-modifying therapies and risk of pancreatitis: a meta-analysis. JAMA. 2012;308:804–11.