May 22, 2014

Statins don't help COPD or ARDS lung diseases, studies find

Two new studies find that statins, drugs often prescribed to lower cholesterol, do not improve the health of patients who have chronic obstrutive pulmonary disease (COPD) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham participated in the study of the patients with COPD.

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