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Simvastatin May Help Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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Beata Banaszewska, MD, PhD, of the Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poland, and colleagues conducted a prospective, crossover study on 48 women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which showed that the addition of simvastatin to oral contraceptive pill (OCP) decreases total and free testosterone level, hirsutism, luteinizing hormone level, and luteinizing hormone:follicle-stimulating hormone ratio, but has no significant effect on follicle-stimulating hormone, dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), pr

Statins May Reduce Incidence of Dementia And Parkinson's Disease

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There has recently been a lot of coverage in the mainstream media about statins reducing the risk of dementia and Parkinson’s disease. They forgot to mention though, that this was only shown to be true for simvastatin, and not for atorvastatin or lovastatin. Other statins have not been investigated by this study.