Medindia

X

Asthma may be Worsened by Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

by Kathy Jones on  November 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
A new study has revealed that cholesterol-lowering medications help in fighting heart disease, but may increase severity of asthma.
 Asthma may be Worsened by Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
Asthma may be Worsened by Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs
Advertisement

For preliminary research, Safa Nsouli and his team from of Danville Asthma and Allergy Clinic, Calif, compared 20 patients with asthma taking prescribed cholesterol-lowering medication or statins, to 20 patients with asthma who did not take the drugs.

Advertisement
They found that the patients taking statins had more airway inflammatory obstruction at three, six and 12 months as compared to those not on statins.

"The research showed patients taking statins more frequently used their rescue medication, had increased nighttime awakenings and had increased asthma symptoms throughout the day," Nsouli said.

"These potential effects of statins on the inflmmatory cascade of asthma indicate the need for a larger scale study," Nsouli added.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All