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 for lowering lipid levels, is increasing in India as the prevalence of cardiovascular disease increases. The World Health Organization has estimated that by 2020, 60% of cardiovascular cases will occur in India.

JUPITER was a randomized, placebo-controlled trial designed to test the efficacy of rosuvastatin in preventing...

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