People with COPD live longer with statin drugs, we hear from Larry Lynd, PhD.
Resent study: People with COPD who used statins were 45% less likely to die from lung-related issues than other COPD patients and had a 21% lower risk lower risk of dying from any cause.
Possible reason: Statins, used to reduce cholesterol levels, have anti-inflammatory properties that may benefit certain people with COPD.
Source: Bottom Line Personal November 2017 Larry Lynd, PhD, s professor of pharmaceutical sciences at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
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