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Journal of Clinical Lipidology
Year: 2012  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 268 - 269

Relative Effect of Fenofibrate and Equivalent Statin Therapies on the Attributable Costs of Macrovascular Complications Following Type II Diabetes

Robert J. Simko, Peter P. Toth, S. R. Palli and R. A. Quimbo    

Abstract: Type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients have increased risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is partly attributable to dyslipidemia. Although statins are the recommended therapeutic strategy, fenofibrate (FFB)-known to decrease TG levels, increase HDL-C, and shift the distribution of LDL subfractions towards larger, less atherogenic particles-has been recommended as adjuvant therapy with statins.

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