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Statins may facilitate Parkinson's disease: Insight gained from a large, national claims database.

​​A significant elevation in Parkinson's disease risk is associated with the use of statin drugs.

This study examined the association between statin usage and Parkinson's disease risk. Researchers analyzed data obtained from 2,322 cases of Parkinson's disease.

Researchers found a higher incidence of Parkinson's disease among users of statin medications, especially lipophilic statins. The findings of this study show that statins may accelerate the onset of Parkinson's disease.

Research Summary Information

  • 2017
  • Liu G, Sterling NW, Kong L, Lewis MM, Mailman RB, Chen H, Leslie D, Huang X.
  • Department of Public Health Sciences, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. Department of Neurology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. Department of Pharmacology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
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  • No source of funding disclosure found
  • No potential conflicts disclosure found
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