Another study done in 2014 involved 28,000 participants and compared them with people who didn’t take statins.
Over the 11-year period it was found that people who didn’t take statins didn’t change their eating habits or gain significant weight.
People who did take statins on the other hand consumed more calories and fat over time and gained more weight.
The study also showed that statin users had a faster increase in body mass index (BMI) than those who didn’t use statins.
Researchers have previously found that people prescribed statins rather than placebo medication had about a 12 percent greater risk of getting type 2 diabetes over a four-year period, and also gained about half a pound in weight on average.