Can Statins end the decades long wait for MS sufferers?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that leads to progressive disability. Worldwide, more than 2.3 million people have been diagnosed with this lifelong condition. MS is a condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of potential symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation, or balance. Currently there is no cure for MS, however a recent UK study discovered the potential of Statins as a treatment to slow down the rate of MS progression.

Statins are derived from fungi and most commonly used to help lower the level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the blood. In the 2-year study, people receiving the higher dosage of Statins suffered 43% less brain volume deterioration compared to those on a placebo. While there is still much more research to be done, these highly promising results could end the decades long wait by many MS sufferers and deliver the cure.

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