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.
According to a study published on bmj.com, researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Oxford have found that individuals aged 65+ are approximately 10 times more likely to die from mala... Read Post
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