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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 22 February 2013

Statin users have an 82% higher risk of microalbuminuria

This study was published in PLoS One 2012;7(2):e31639
Study title and authors:
Statin use and the presence of microalbuminuria. Results from the ERICABEL trial: a non-interventional epidemiological cohort study.
van der Tol A, Van Biesen W, Van Laecke S, Bogaerts K, De Lombaert K, Warrinnier H, Vanholder R.
Renal Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.
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Microalbuminuria is when very small amounts of a protein called albumin pass through your kidneys and into your urine. This can be a sign of underlying conditions such as kidney disease or cardiovascular disease.

This study evaluated the association between statins and microalbuminuria. The study included 1,076 patients, aged 40 to 70 years, with high blood pressure who were followed for five years.

The study found that statin users had an 82% higher risk of microalbuminuria compared to nonusers.