TITLE

Simvastatin, Best for Parkinson's Disease

PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Travel Medicine Advisor;Sep2007, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that simvastatin is associated with a reduced risk of dementia and Parkinson's disease (PD) according to research from Boston University in Massachusetts. In the study, more than 700,000 subjects took simvastatin, almost 54,000 took atorvastatin and over 54,000 patients were prescribed lovastatin. A finding indicates a difference between simvastatin and atorvastatin out of proportion to their cholesterol lowering effects, which may be due to the ability of the drug to cross the blood brain barrier more readily than other statins.
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26599676

 

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