Statins can treat lung disease too says study

IANS Aug 09, 2018

People suffering with severe lung disease could also be effectively treated by orally taking statins that help lower cholestrol levels, say researchers.

In Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP), air sacs in the lungs clog up with a thick substance called surfactant. The findings, led by Bruce Trapnell, from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital in the US, showed that the main culprit was cholestrol. PAP has been linked to disruption of cell regulation by a molecule called...

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