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My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Statins double the risk of lupus

This study was published in Seminars in Arthritis Rheumatism 2011 Dec;41(3):373-81

Study title and authors:
Association between statin use and lupus-like syndrome using spontaneous reports.
de Jong HJ, Tervaert JW, Saldi SR, Vandebriel RJ, Souverein PC, Meyboom RH, van Loveren H, Klungel OH.
Laboratory for Health Protection Research, National Institute for Public Health and Environment, Bilthoven, Netherlands.

This study can be accessed at:

The study assessed whether there was an association between statin use and the occurrence of lupus-like syndrome. The study included 3,362 reports of lupus-like syndrome.

The study found that statin use was associated with a 101% increase in the reporting of lupus-like syndrome.