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Upping the Statin Quo

Two news releases this morning on good effects of statins:

Continued Statin use Boosts Post-Stroke Outcomes – Hospitalized stroke patients who stop taking their cholesterol-lowering statin drugs — even for a short time — may increase their long-term risk of death and disability, researchers report… (more, from Forbes.com)

How Statins can help to protect from Alzheimer’s – Statins, the anti-cholesterol drugs taken by three million Britons, can protect against Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say. An analysis of brain tissue has provided the first direct evidence that statins – taken to prevent heart disease and strokes – can also ward off dementia and memory loss… (more, from Daily Mail)

Hat tip: the ever-helpful Corey Nahman.

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