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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce risk of dying from COVID-19, study finds
15 October 2021 -

New research suggests that people who take statins may be less likely to die from COVID-19, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday.

A large study published in PLOS Medicine looked at the relationship between the cholesterol-lowering drugs and COVID-19 related mortality.

The results indicate that statins are associated with a slightly lower risk of dying from COVID-19, although experts stressed that the findings did not prove that the drugs can reduce death rates.

Randomised studies would be needed to ascertain whether there is a causal relationship, the researchers said.

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