Israeli Research: Arthritis Risk Reduced Lessens With Statins

A new study by researchers in Israel is of the say that taking statins, which are drugs used to bring the level of cholesterol down, might help in reducing the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.

It means that people showing adherence to statin therapy run low risk of being inflicted with the condition.

The study gauged 1.8 million people living in Israel, who at regular intervals consumed statins and did not suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

Then, it evaluated the instance of newly detected rheumatoid arthritis between the years 1998 and 2007 and found that all this while, 2, 578 cases of the disease were found.

The 210,000 patients, who were evaluated for arthritis, in them, the basic instance rate of rheumatoid arthritis arrived at 3.07 for each 1,000 person-years.

However, the prevalence was 51% less in patients with uppermost PDC than those with the least PDC.

After making the use of higher efficiency statins, the risk is reduced by 13% in comparison to statins with lower efficiency.

Dr, Gabriel Chodick, who is an Epidemiologist at Tel Aviv University, Israel, made the conclusion that perseverance with the treatment in which statins are offered was related to a continual decrement in the danger of being inflicted with rheumatoid arthritis.