Statins to reduce the mortality in arthritis patients!Created by:
Statins is a class of drugs which helps in reducing blood cholesterol levels and it is really helpful in reducing the risk for acute coronary syndrome and strokes. Addition to that a new benefit of statins has been identified by a group of researchers. Some researches from the Massachusetts General Hospital has found statins reduced mortality by as much as a third for patients with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. They have found that there is a 33% drop of the mortality of the arthritis patients due to the use of statins. The reason for this is that they have an ability to reduce inflammation process which leads joint calcifications.