The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

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

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Statin use is associated with a higher incidence of pneumonia

This study was presented at the 52nd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Sep 09, 2012

Study title and authors:
The Impact of Statins on the Incidence of Bacteremia and Pneumonia in Military Personnel
K. R. Daniels, I. A. Mansi, J. P. Magulick, C. U. Oramasionwu, E. M. Mortensen, M. V. Pugh,  C. R. Frei
UT Austin & UT Hlth Sci Ctr, San Antonio, TX

This study can be accessed at:

This study sought to determine if statin use is associated with bacteremia or pneumonia. The study included 14,821 statin-users and 52,787 non-users.

The study found:
(a) There was no difference in the incidence of bacteremia in statin users and non-users.
(b) Statin users had a 15% increased risk of pneumonia compared to non-users.

The study found that statin use is associated with a higher incidence of pneumonia.