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Statins decrease osteoporosis and fracture risk after stroke

KEY POINT

Patients who used statins after a stroke had a reduced risk of osteoporosis, hip fracture, and vertebral fracture compared with those who did not use statins, with a dose-effect relationship observed, according to results of an observational study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

SOURCES

Lin SM, et al. Statin use is associated with decreased osteoporosis and fracture risks in stroke patients. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018;[Epub ahead of print].