Statins slow decline in lung function

Statins, a class of drugs that lower cholesterol, help to keep the lungs of elders and smokers healthy. They reduce inflammation and may prevent damage from reactive oxygen species and free radicals. I’m not sure what it takes to make an oxygen species.

Results of a study of 800 people are published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American Thoracic Society.


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