Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Statin drugs boost risk of pneumonia in elderly by 61 percent

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In the rush to prescribe statin drugs for everything under the sun, drug companies began promoting it for pneumonia, especially in senior citizens. Without any scientific evidence whatsoever, they pushed the idea that since statins reduce inflammation in the body, they might also reduce lung infections. And on that leap of junk science faith, doctors began prescribing statin drugs to elderly people by the millions.


But guess what? Once some real science was conducted, it turns out that statin drugs actually increase the risk of pneumonia by as much as 61 percent! In other words, these drugs promote the very infections they claim to prevent. (What else is new?)


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