Statin drugs tested for extensive uses

12/27/2005 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Though their most widely known use is to prevent strokes and heart attacks, statin drugs are being tested for a wide variety of additional uses, including the prevention of cancer, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and multiple sclerosis. Observational studies already suggest the drugs can help reduce the risk of those illnesses and more research is under way.

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