• Statin use may lower fracture risk after stroke

    10 days ago - By Healio

    Adults prescribed statin therapy after a stroke were less likely to sustain a fracture vs. similar patients not prescribed statin therapy, according to findings from a population-based study conducted in Taiwan.
    “Stroke is a major risk factor for osteoporosis and fractures, owning to a significant loss of bone mineral density, gait disability, balance impairment, immobilization and increase in fall risk that occur after a stroke,” Shu-Man Lin, MD, of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital in Hualien, Taiwan, and colleagues wrote
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