Studies: Statins raise risk of cataracts, lower dementia

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A study of patient records in the military health care system over a 9-year period has found a correlation between statin use and dementia and cataracts. This does not prove that statins caused cataracts. However, those on statins were 27% more likely to develop cataracts. JAMA Opthamology via

In a completely different study from the Mayo Clinic, it seems that statins lower the risk of dementia, especially if used for more than a year. The list of statin side effects grows ever longer. via FirstWordPharma

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