Statin Drug Linked to Lower Pneumonia Risk, Soroka University Medical Center Study

Published: Mar 20, 2012

People who use cholesterol-lowering statins may have a slightly lower risk of developing pneumonia than non-users do, a study out Monday concludes. Israeli researchers found that of nearly 18,000 adults in a clinical trial of rosuvastatin (Crestor), those given the drug were 17 percent less likely to develop pneumonia over several years, versus people given a placebo.

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