Other than potency, are all statins the same?

Nicola Abate, Manisha Chandalia

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Statins have been shown to interact with metabolic pathways that potentially affect physiologic functions beyond cholesterol balance. We may broadly categorize non-lipid effects of statins as clinically favorable or clinically detrimental. Whether non-lipid effects of statins are of clinical significance and whether there are differences in non-lipid effects among statins remain points of major current controversy. This review evaluates the available information on potential differences among statins in non-lipid effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Atherosclerosis Reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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