Statin Use May Slightly Lower Risk of Death from COVID-19

A new study, published in PLOS Medicine, finds that statin use is associated with a slightly lower risk of death from COVID-19 in all patients, regardless of their age, sex, and COVID-19 risk factors.Statin Use May Slightly Lower Risk of Death from COVID-19

For the study, a team of researchers from Sweden and Australia analyzed data of almost 1 million people in the Stockholm area of Sweden which were taken from various public registries, such as the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register and the Swedish Cause of Death Registry among others.

However, co-author of the study Rita Bergqvist, a medical student at the Karolinska Institutet, in Solna, Sweden, notes: “It’s important to remember that our study shows there’s a possibility that there is a moderate protective effect of statins against COVID-19. But to be sure of a protective effect, we would need a randomized, controlled trial. There is always a possibility that the results of an observational study like ours are due to unknown factors that we haven’t been able to adjust for in our models.”

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