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Statin May Slow Progressive MS
iride6606 posted:
Another exciting discovery in the world of statins, cholesterol and now MS. Originally the thought was that high HDL helped protect the brain and nerves from the damage of MS.

Now there is evidence that statins slow the progress of MS;

High-dose simvastatin (Zocor) significantly reduced brain atrophy and slowed advancement of disability for 2 years in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, researchers said here.

What I find very exciting is that these results were also seen in early trials for Simvastatin.

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