Study links statin use with lowered periodontitis

People who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might have less gum disease, according to a randomized clinical trial published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Patients who took an 80-milligram daily dose of atorvastatin were evaluated with FDG-PET/CT and showed a significant reduction in both gum and artery inflammation at the end of the 12-week study period. People who took 10 milligrams a day did not have the same results.

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