Statin Use May Reduce Parkinson's Risk

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Statin Use May Reduce Parkinson's Risk
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 8:56am

According to Health Day News, stopping cholesterol-lowering drug could raise odds of the disease, researchers suggest. "Millions of Americans take statins to lower their stroke and heart attack risks, but new research from Taiwan suggests the drug may offer another health benefit: cutting the odds of developing Parkinson's disease.

Analyzing nearly 44,000 patients, scientists found that those who discontinued taking fat-soluble statins such as simvastatin (Zocor) or atorvastatin (Lipitor) were about 58 percent more likely to develop Parkinson's than those who kept taking the drugs." read more

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