Study shows promise for statins in treating MS

05/14/2004 | Forbes

Statins, normally used for lowering cholesterol levels, also may help treat multiple sclerosis, according to a study to be published in The Lancet. Researchers, who are planning larger trials to establish the theory, reached their conclusion based on a short study in which 30 patients who took daily doses of statin drug Zocor had a 44% reduction in brain lesions after three months.

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