Statins are a widely used treatment for high cholesterol, and is known to reduce ‘bad cholesterol’ levels in the blood in people who are at risk of serious health complications. It would however appear that they don’t just prevent cardiovascular complications but can also reverse the effects of triglycerides on the pancreas.
According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Glasgow, people who used statins had a 21% lower risk of developing pancreatitis, which is caused by high levels of triglycerides in the blood, compared to those who didn’t use the treatment.
Triglycerides are a type of fat that occur alongside HDL (‘good choles....
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