Dr. Okun on Statin Usage

Dr. Okun on Statin Usage

HealthDay recently published an article on WebMD discussing the effects of statin usage on the risk for Parkinson.  Dr. Okun was quoted in the article:

Dr. Michael Okun, national medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation in Miami, said the findings were “intriguing but not surprising” in light of recent interest in lipid-lowering drugs to reduce Parkinson’s risk. But Okun said caution should be exercised in interpreting the study’s results.

“In general, these types of population studies should not be used to make large-scale changes in the practice of medicine because they are prone to error,” said Okun, also author of Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life.

You may read the entire article here.



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