Statin Drugs Raise Risk of Cataracts

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A study, published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, looked at more than 207,000 adults with cataracts and more than 1.1 million without them. Those who took statins for at least a year had about a 27% increased risk of developing cataracts that needed surgery, compared with people not taking statins. However, this study did not prove that statins cause cataracts. Via Newsmax. Posted December 8, 2014.
–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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