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Lipophilic statins associated with decreased risk for Parkinson disease

KEY POINT

In patients taking statins for cholesterol-lowering therapy, continuation of a lipophilic statin was associated with a lower incidence of new-onset Parkinson disease (PD) as compared to statin discontinuation, especially in female and older adult subgroups.

SOURCES

Lee YC et al. Discontinuation of statin therapy associates with Parkinson disease. Neurology. 2013;81:410–6. 

Tan EK et al. Holding on to statins in Parkinson disease [editorial]. Neurology. 2013;81:406–7.