Editorial: Statins for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Expanding the Scope of Prevention

  • Hamed Khalili
  • Published 2016 in The American Journal of Gastroenterology


In addition to cholesterol depletion, statins also significantly decrease systemic inflammation as measured by C-reactive protein. In this issue of American Journal of Gastroenterology, Ungaro et al. present their results on the associations between statin prescriptions and risk of Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). Using a national medical… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ajg.2016.338


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