Studies Associate Statins With Lower Dementia Risk In Older People.

Heartwire (9/6, Hughes) reports that two studies presented at the “European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2013 Congress…suggested that statin drugs may be linked to lower rates of dementia in older people.” In one “study of 58,000 elderly patients,” researchers found “that found a dose-related inverse relationship between statin use and new-onset nonvascular dementia.” In the other study, investigators “found a lower incidence of dementia in patients taking statins compared with those not taking statins in a study of 5221 AF patients.”

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