Statins may offer protection against dementia, study finds

09/3/2013 | United Press International

Seniors who took high doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs had a threefold lower risk of developing dementia, according to a study of data involving 57,669 people ages 65 and older in Taiwan. "It was the potency of the statins rather than their solubility which was a major determinant in reducing dementia. High potency statins such as atorvastatin and rosuvastatin showed a significant inverse association with developing dementia in a dose-response manner," the study's lead author said. The study was presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.

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