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Study: Cholesterol drug reduces risk of Covid-19 death by 40 per cent

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The most common cholesterol-lowering drugs may improve hospitalized Covid-19 patients’ chances of survival and reduce their risks of progressing to more severe disease, a new study suggests. An analysis of more than 10,000 people admitted to more than 140 hospitals across the United States found that a class of medications called statins, together with blood pressure drugs, reduced in-hospital Covid-19 death by 40 per cent among those who took them before being admitted. The reduced risk of death was slightly higher for those taking statins alone (46 per cent) compared to people only taking hi…

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