Study Shows Cholesterol Drugs May Help Ward Off Parkinsons
A new study suggests that cholesterol drugs may help ward off Parkinson’s disease, particularly for those under the age of 60.
According to Fox News, people who took cholesterol-lowering statins has a 26% decreased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease over a 12 year-period. For those under the age of 60, the risk was reduced to 69%. The results also held after researchers took into account other factors that my heighten the risk of Parkinson’s disease such as smoking.
Researchers do suggest these results be viewed with caution. The calculations they made to determine whether their findings could be due to chance, instead of a real risk-reducing effect, showed that the results met the criteria, but just barely.