have been shown to significantly lower heart disease and stroke rates, studies estimate that of the 25-50% of patients with cardiovascular disease who stop taking their statin
medications as directed, 60% cite muscle pain as the primary reason for discontinuation.
While this suggestive evidence is not strong enough to warrant routinely prescribing statins
to cirrhosis patients, it does highlight the need to prescribe a statin
to any cirrhosis patient who qualifies for the drug by standard criteria because of established cardiovascular disease or as part of primary prevention when there is elevated cardiovascular risk, Dr.
So instead, statin
researchers report the relative risk, which suggests that 30 to 50% of the population benefit from statins
therapy is as effective in women as in men is debated, especially for primary prevention.
and cancer excitement took off with Nielsen's November 2012 study, which reported that people in Denmark who took statins
had a lower risk of dying from cancer than non-statin
That's been a consistent finding in all the statin
After adjusting for factors such as demographics, medications and other co-morbidities, researchers concluded that 34% of statin
users developed cataracts, compared to just 10% of people not taking the drug.
Accordingly, the current study examined whether statin
use was associated with new diagnoses of dementia.
Patients who stopped taking fat-soluble statins
such as simvastatin were 58% more likely to develop Parkinson's than those who stayed on them.
treatment was defined as [greater than or equal to]10 mg rosuvastatin, [greater than or equal to]20 mg atorvastatin, and [greater than or equal to]40 mg simvastatin; all other statin
treatments were defined as low potency.
The study looked at high versus low potency statin
use to eliminate a confounding factor inherent in any study of health risk among high cholesterol populations, that people to whom statins
are prescribed are more likely to have "multiple comorbidities.
The number one weapon against cholesterol used by doctors are the statin