Your Statin Drugs Could Be Impairing Your Brain Function
In the UK, statin drugs have been credited with a 50 percent decrease in deaths caused by heart attack. According to new research, however, while they may be guarding your heart from the effects of cholesterol or other heart disease, statins could very well be attacking another part of your body – your brain.
A research team led by Neil Marrion, Professor of Neuroscience at Bristol’s School of Physiology and Pharmacology, conducted research following anecdotal evidence of memory loss after taking prescribed statin drugs. Published in the journal PLos One, the study showed that one of the two tested drugs, pravastatin, impairs memory in rats.