Simvastatin is associated with a reduced incidence of dementia and Parkinson's disease

@article{Wolozin2007SimvastatinIA,
  title={Simvastatin is associated with a reduced incidence of dementia and Parkinson's disease},
  author={Benjamin Wolozin and Stanley W Wang and N Li and Austin Lee and Todd A. Lee and Lewis Kazis},
  journal={BMC Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={5},
  pages={20 - 20}
}
BACKGROUND Statins are a class of medications that reduce cholesterol by inhibiting 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase. Whether statins can benefit patients with dementia remains unclear because of conflicting results. We hypothesized that some of the confusion in the literature might arise from differences in efficacy of different statins. We used a large database to compare the action of several different statins to investigate whether some statins might be differentially… CONTINUE READING