Statins Linked With Heightened Aggression in Women, But Reductions in Men

A study examining the effects of statin therapy on levels of aggression suggests that men and women may respond differently to the lipid-lowering medications. A University of California San Diego Statin Study included 1016 adults undergoing randomization to placebo, simvastatin, or pravastatin for 6 months. In women, treatment with statin therapy was associated with a trend toward increased aggression in the full sample of female participants. Via Medscape. Posted July 6, 2015.

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Alanna M. is a graduate of Pace University.

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