Covid treatment: Studies indicate cholesterol lowering drugs like statins could help
A growing amount of data shows that intense inflammation, blood clots, and stroke are some of the most severe symptoms of COVID-19.
Decades of research have also shown that aside from lowering cholesterol, statins decrease inflammation, reduce blood clots, and prevent damage to endothelial tissue which is the thin layer of cells that line blood vessels and other organs.
All of these benefits point to the potential efficacy statins may have with COVID-19 patients.
Researchers analysed 12 studies on statins effectiveness, which looked at 110,078 patients who died of coronavirus.
Interestingly, they found that giving statins to patients in hospital at the early stages of Covid infection cut the mortality rate by close to half.