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Statins and the common cold
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iride6606 posted:
Our findings - that statins reduce rhinovirus-induced CXCL10 secretion from human monocytic cells - suggest that these frequently prescribed drugs may affect asthma exacerbations caused by the common cold in adults


http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/277680.php
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bobby75703 responded:
For a guy that's critical of headlines, you sure post a lot of headlines.
 
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iride6606 replied to bobby75703's response:
No, I post the links to the data and I don't pass judgment. Posting a headline is like "statins damage the mevalonate pathway" without explaining. See the difference? Present the facts, let others read and decide..... or ...... throw out a headline only as the basis of you retort.


Big difference.
 
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bobby75703 replied to iride6606's response:
Statins do inhibit the mevalonate pathway.
 
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bobby75703 replied to iride6606's response:
I have never heard the claim "statins damage the mevalonate pathway"


Only that they INHIBIT the pathway, blocking important biochemicals, thus damaging cells and nerve tissue.

If there is damage to the pathway itself, I am unaware of it
 
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iride6606 replied to bobby75703's response:
Splitting hairs my friend, It's a headline no matter how you word it.
 
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bobby75703 replied to iride6606's response:
There is a huge difference.
 
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iride6606 replied to bobby75703's response:
Well, it's hard to know the difference from a headline.


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