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September 10, 2010

Statin can reduce the risk of developing RA

A new study pertaining to Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) reveals that cholesterol lowering drug 'Statin' can reduce the risk of developing the Rheumatoid Arthritis. 

As there is no cure for arthritis, Statin can be taken to avoid rheumatoid arthritis, tackling inflammation.

According to the researchers, Statins or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors are a class of drug used to lower cholesterol levels by inhibiting the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, which produces cholesterol in the liver. The Israeli researchers from Maccabi Healthcare Services in Tel Aviv said that regular doses of statins can reduce the chance of developing the arthritis. 

The study found that patients, who had been started on statins to cut their cholesterol, were prevented from the disease RA. The study published in the journal Public Library of Science Medicine found that patients took Statins from an early age, had a greater benefit to their joint. The researchers suggested, as the disease is more common in women than men, the existing treatments for RA can cause heart attacks & strokes.

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