Hyperlipidaemia, statin use and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={Hyperlipidaemia, statin use and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Susan Sara Jick and Hyon K. Choi and Lei Li and Iain B. Mcinnes and Naveed 4 Sattar},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={68 4},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether statins are associated with a protective effect on the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS A nested case-control study was conducted using data from the General Practice Research Database. A study population consisting of three groups of subjects aged 40-89 years was identified: (1) patients exposed to a statin or other lipid-lowering agent (LLA); (2) patients with a diagnosis of hyperlipidaemia in the absence of lipid-lowering drug treatment and (3… CONTINUE READING

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