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Regular use of common cholesterol-lowering drug linked to reduction of COVID-19 severity, risk of death

Regular use of common cholesterol-lowering drug linked to reduction of COVID-19 severity, risk of death

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https://www.newswise.com/coronavirus/regular-use-of-common-cholesterol-lowering-drug-linked-to-reduction-of-covid-19-severity-risk-of-death/?article_id=780011

NEW ORLEANS - Commonly used cholesterol-lowering statins may reduce the risk of death and severity of COVID-19 disease, suggests a study of more than 38,000 patients being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2022 annual meeting.


“This research illustrates the importance of evaluating medications that could be repurposed to help patients in ways other than their intended use,” said Dr. Crimi. “Our results suggest statins could be an additional cost-effective solution against COVID-19 disease severity and should be studied further.”