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Statin therapy has modest effect in preventing pneumonia

Statin therapy may modestly reduce the risk of pneumonia in healthy adults, researchers have found in a subanalysis of the JUPITER study. Key Point: This study offers support for the continued research of statin therapy in the prevention of infection, including lung infection. The use of statins, the first-line therapy… 

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Excessive vitamin D correlated with higher blood levels of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein

The inverse association between serum vitamin D level and the serum level of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP) is apparent only at low levels of vitamin D. At levels of serum vitamin D above the median, serum CRP actually increases, a recent study found. CRP, which measures general levels… 

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