Statins reduced LDL cholesterol but not the risk of kidney failure
(dailyRx News) Lowering unhealthy cholesterol with statins can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients, including those with kidney disease. This therapy, however, may not help kidney disease itself.
Cardiovascular disease is common in individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Statins have been shown to improve heart conditions in CKD patients.
While some research has suggested that lowering cholesterol may also boost kidney health, a new investigation has found that statin therapy did not prevent kidney failure.
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