Improvement of age-related endothelial dysfunction by simvastatin: effect on NO and COX pathways.

The effects of oral administration of the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor, simvastatin (SV), on age-related endothelial dysfunction were investigated in the aorta of male Wistar rats. Adult (12-14 weeks) and old (60-80 weeks) rats were treated daily for 12 weeks with either vehicle or SV (1 mg kg(-1)). In old rats, SV treatment did not significantly affect… CONTINUE READING