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Study: Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce the risk of death from the Corona virus

Since the emergence of the Corona epidemic, scientists have been searching for effective treatments for it, and despite many studies, only a few drugs and vaccines have been approved that may not cure the disease but may reduce its risks.

A new study has found a cholesterol-lowering drug that can be effective in fighting Corona, and according to the study published on the "thehealthsite", cholesterol-lowering drugs can reduce the risk of death in patients infected with the Corona virus.

In the study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers found that patients who take statins, which are frequently used to lower cholesterol levels, had a 41% lower chance of dying in hospital from the coronavirus, and statins work by inhibiting enzymes in the liver that produce Cholesterol. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, statins are used by 93% of patients who take cholesterol-lowering medications.

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce the risk of corona death


According to the study, corona patients with a history of heart disease or high blood pressure, who took statins or anti-hypertensives, were 32% less likely to die, due to the fact that statins and anti-hypertensives work. It stabilizes the underlying diseases for which it is taken, which increases the likelihood of patients recovering from the Corona virus.

For the study, researchers examined the anonymized medical data of 10,541 individuals who were hospitalized with the coronavirus, at 104 different hospitals in the United States from January to September 2020.

"We found that statins are associated with a lower risk of death from corona among patients hospitalized with Covid-19," the researcher said in the study.

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have found that the association between statin use and reduced severity of coronavirus infection is definitely due to the statins themselves, however, there is strong evidence that they play an important role in reducing a patient's risk of death from the coronavirus.