Malaria and statins

News from Medical Daily.

“Researchers found that adding lovastatin, a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug, to traditional anti-malarial treatment decreases neuroinflammation and protects against brain damage in mice infected with cerebral malaria.”

There are an abundant number of articles on the beyond cholesterol-lowering effects of statins and this is just another. It begs the question, if the primary effect of statins is anti-inflammatory, then cholesterol-lowering is likely an erroneous target.

“Statins have been shown to be effective in modulating a variety of immune system responses.”

If Lovastatin, or it’s natural alternative, are effective alone without anti-malarial treatment, that’s another disease we can tame.

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