Sure, statins are known for lowering your cholesterol levels, but what if I told you they could also help reduce your chances of dying from COVID? A recent study found that people who were taking a statin regularly had a 50 percent less chance from dying from COVID.
How, you ask? Well statins are a wonder drug. They do more than just lower your cholesterol. They also reduce inflammation and prevent blood clotting. Even better – they also have an anti-viral effect. The combination of these properties may be exactly what helps patients survive severe COVID infections.
Of course, more research is needed on the subject but the evidence thus far looks promising.
Jeremiah Robinson is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant in Atlanta, GA.