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Cholesterol drug can prevent arthritis? Posted by Rheumatologist, Dubai UAE

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Researchers evaluated 1.8 million patients and discovered fewer incidents of rheumatoid arthritis among those who took statins, medications typically prescribed to manage cholesterol. It has been previously suggested that statins could ease symptoms in patients already diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. The study from Maccabi Healthcare Services Research Institute suggests more than that — statins can stop the development of rheumatoid arthritis.

Specifically, researchers determined people taking statins were 50% less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis compared to people not taking statins. Larger clinical trials are needed to confirm the findings, according to the report in BBCNews.

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