This study was published in Aliment Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2006 Jan 1;23(1):185-90
Study title and authors:
Statins and the risk of acute pancreatitis: a population-based case-control study.
Thisted H, Jacobsen J, Munk EM, Nørgaard B, Friis S, McLaughlin JK, Sørensen HT, Johnsen SP.
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark. email@example.com
This study can be accessed at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16393296
The aim of the study was to examine if statins are associated with risk of acute pancreatitis. The study included 2,576 patients with acute pancreatitis and 25,817 controls from the general population.
The study found that statin users had a 44% increased risk of pancreatitis.