Vitamin D Newsletter


Statins and Vitamin D Analogues

Anonymous writes:

Dr. Cannell:
What's the most interesting paper you've come across recently?

Dr. Cannell replies:

A paper by Dr. David Grimes in the July 1st edition of Lancet raised the question that statins may work, not by lowering cholesterol, but by acting as vitamin D analogs. He presented no chemical evidence, only the epidemiological observations that statins and vitamin D seem to have a beneficial effect on the same spectrum of diseases. The most interesting thing about the paper was that it was published in Lancet.

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