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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, 1 December 2012

Statins cause definite damage to the peripheral nerves

This study was published in Neuro Endocrinology Letters 2011;32(5):688-90

Study title and authors:
Treatment with statins and peripheral neuropathy: results of 36-months a prospective clinical and neurophysiological follow-up.
Otruba P, Kanovsky P, Hlustik P.
Department of Neurology, Palacky University Medical School, University Hospital, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

This study can be accessed at:
This study investigated the effects of statin treatment on lower-limb peripheral nerves. The study included 42 patients on statin therapy who were followed for three years.

The study found that long-term treatment with statins caused definite damage to peripheral nerves when the treatment lasts longer than two years.