Statins may slow knee OA, but no effect seen at the hip

Statin use may slow the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee but does not appear to affect the rate of OA progression in the hip, according to a recently published prospective observational study.

For the analysis, x-rays of the hip and knee were examined at baseline and again an average of 6.5 years later from 2,921 participants 55 years and older who participated in the Rotterdam, Netherlands, cohort study.

About 11% of the study participants began taking statins between examinations; to be considered a statin user, the patients had to take a statin for at least...

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