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Statin use is associated with a 1-12% greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease
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Statin use is associated with a 1-12% greater risk of Alzheimer’s disease according to an analysis of data on 30,343,035 people aged 40 to 65 years between January 1, 2008, and December 31, 2012.
Other research has claimed the opposite
Other studies have claimed that statins reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, but this research shows that this is not true.
I believe that this (false) claim that statins protect against Alzheimer’s (and Parkinson’s) is due to a manipulation of the data which I believe is case for all statin studies and statin analyses.
Melville NA. Statin Use Linked to Increased Parkinson’s Risk. American Neurological Association (ANA) 2016 Annual Meeting, Presented October 16, 2016; Abstract S137: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/870996
Author’s Contact Info
Xuemei Huang, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Neurology
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Hershey Neurology
30 Hope Drive, Building B, Suite 1300
Hershey, Pennsylvania USA
Tel: 800-243-1455 / 717-531-3828 / (717) 531-3828
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