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Study Finds Evidence For Protective Effect Of Cholesterol-Lowering Medication

Taking statins could help prevent people dying from pneumonia, according to a study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The researchers found that the risk of death in the six month period after diagnosis of pneumonia was substantially lower among those who were already receiving the cholesterol-lowering drugs compared with those who were not. Previous studies have suggested that statins may be associated with a more favourable outcome after bacterial infection.
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Lowering Cholesterol - Long-term Multiple Drugs Effective

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

In a recent study it has been found that cholesterol therapy using multiple drugs over an extended period may be more effective than taking a single statin medication. In previous studies the benefits of using a combination of two o... Read Post

Deaths From Prostate Cancer Lower Among Statin Users

Health : Medical News Today (last year)

New research from the US suggests men with prostate cancer who took or started taking statins before their diagnosis, may reduce their risk of dying from the disease. Statins are a class of drugs prescribed for lowering cholesterol.... Read Post

Study: Taking Statins May Help Prevent Death From Flu

Health : Healthland (3 years ago)

Millions of people take statins to lower their cholesterol and reduce their risk of heart disease and death from heart-related events. Now there's evidence that their medication regimen may also help protect them from dying from ano... Read Post


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