Statins: lower lipids and better bones?


Although statins are widely used as cholesterol-lowering drugs, a recent study suggests that these compounds have anabolic effects on bone and could be developed into new treatments for common metabolic bone diseases such as osteoporosis

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Figure 1: Effects of mevalonate pathway inhibition on bone metabolism.


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Rogers, M. Statins: lower lipids and better bones?. Nat Med 6, 21–23 (2000).

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