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

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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 McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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