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Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Stopping Statins May Be Associated with the Development of Parkinson Disease — Physician’s First Watch

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July 25, 2013

Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Stopping Statins May Be Associated with the Development of Parkinson Disease

By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors

In an observational study in Neurology, patients who stopped lipophilic (but not hydrophilic) statins had an increased risk for incident Parkinson disease. Lipophilic statins include simvastatin, lovastatin, fluvastatin, and atorvastatin, while hydrophilic statins are pravastatin and rosuvastatin.

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ARIEF WIBOWO Physician, Internal Medicine, Jakarta

Are there dose dependen, caused the incidence Parkinson after stopping lipophilic agent....

Efraim Bulut Physician, Cardiology, Haraldsplass diakonlae sykehus Bergen/Norway

Perfect

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