Statins and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Statins and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Zhenzhen Zheng and Liqin Sheng and Huifang Shang},
  journal={Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & frontotemporal degeneration},
  volume={14 4},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between statins and the incidence and progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS Several electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, and EBSCO) and Chinese databases (CBM, Wanfang, and VIP) were searched for original articles on April 1(st), 2012. Case-control and cohort studies that provide information on the association between statins and ALS were considered eligible for inclusion. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the… CONTINUE READING

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