Are statins related to motor neurone disease?BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8358 (Published 10 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8358
- Stephen J Bentley, partially retired consultant physician1
- 1Antrobus, Cheshire CW9 6JL, 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 …