Stopping Statins May Benefit Terminally Ill Patients

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People in the late stages of cancer and other terminal illnesses are not only unharmed by discontinuing statins for cholesterol management, they may benefit, according to a new study. The research team enrolled 381 patients who faced the likelihood of dying within a year. Among the 192 study patients who continued statins, the median survival was 190 days; the 192 participants who stopped taking the drugs had a median survival of 229 days. Those who discontinued the drugs reported a better overall quality of life, particularly in their psychological well-being.Via ScienceDaily. Posted May 30, 2014.

–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

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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