Taking statins to lower bad levels of cholesterol does not raise a person’s risk of developing Lou Gehrig’s disease say researchers of a new study.
The researchers reached this conclusion by analyzing numerous studies conducted to determine if there in fact was a link between Lou Gehrig’s disease, and the use of statin drugs.
Out of the 41 studies that the researchers analyzed, they found that in every 64000 patients treated with statins, approximately 9 of them were diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
In patients given a placebo, 10 out of about every 56000 patients developed the disease.
The FDA released a statement saying “The results show no increased incidence of the disease in patients treated with a statin compared with placebo.”
Millions of people around the world, take statins to help manage their bad cholesterol.