Lipitor and Zocor AND the flu

Cholesterol drugs may improve flu survival


A new treatment for swine flu may already be on pharmacy shelves — cholesterol-lowering statin drugs like Lipitor and Zocor.

A large study found that people who were taking these drugs when they caught seasonal flu and had to be hospitalized were twice as likely to survive than those who were not on such medicines.

This doesn't prove that statins can cure flu, or that starting on them after catching the flu would help. A federal study is under way now to test that. Doctors are optimistic, because previous studies also found that statins may improve survival from infectious diseases.

Comment: Of interest to me because I take Zocor

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome news. Praise the Lord, and pass the simvastatin! (I take it too)


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