Neuromuscular degeneration

Are statins related to motor neurone disease?

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8358 (Published 10 December 2012)
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  1. Stephen J Bentley, partially retired consultant physician1
  1. 1Antrobus, Cheshire CW9 6JL, UK
  1. sjbentley{at}doctors.org.uk

Although it may have been a coincidence that this patient developed motor neurone disease while taking a statin,1 this also happened to my brother in law.

He was 73 years old and had been taking simvastatin for at least 10 years. Abnormal liver function was …

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