Contact Saad B. Omer of Emory University, the lead author of the latter study
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Another Concern for Statin Drugs
A study that was either suppressed or ignored for the past 5 years showed that patients who took statin drugs (to lower their cholesterol) had flu antibodies 38-67% lower than those who did not take statins. A much larger study of patients greater than 65 y.o. who took statins were 11% more likely to get a severe respiratory disease. The second study was conducted by Emory University. The authors did not recommend changes in medical practice based on their study. Why not? Elderly people die of respiratory infections. This blog recommends alternatives to statins such as red yeast and berberine whenever possible.