Study: Adding statins to asthma regimen reduces ER visits

03/16/2009 | Reuters

A study of more than 6,000 asthma patients showed that those who took statins in addition to inhaled corticosteroids were 33% less likely to go to the emergency room or be hospitalized. The finding adds to other benefits that reportedly come with cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as protecting against Alzheimer's disease and reducing the risk of pneumonia-related deaths.

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