Statins and the brain: New perspective for old drugs

@article{Ling2016StatinsAT,
  title={Statins and the brain: New perspective for old drugs},
  author={Qin Ling and Maria Victoria Tejada-Simon},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2016},
  volume={66},
  pages={80-86}
}
Statins are one of the most popular lipid-lowering drugs (LLDs). Upon oral administration, these drugs are well absorbed by the intestine and effectively used for the treatment of dyslipidemias. Recently, statins are becoming also well-known for their cholesterol-independent effects and their potential use in brain diseases and different types of cancers. While still controversial, recent research has suggested that statin's cholesterol-independent activities work possibly through alterations… CONTINUE READING
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