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, 12 February 2013

Statins significantly associated with worsening in knee pain and physical function in patients with osteoarthritis

This study was published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2013 Feb;72(2):196-203
Study title and authors:
Associations between Statin use and changes in pain, function and structural progression: a longitudinal study of persons with knee osteoarthritis.
Riddle DL, Moxley G, Dumenci L.
Correspondence to Dr Daniel L Riddle, Departments of Physical Therapy and Orthopaedic Surgery, Basement, West Hospital, Room B-100, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298-0224, USA;
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This study set out to determine if statin usage was associated with changes in knee pain and function in persons with knee osteoarthritis. The study included 2,207 patients with knee osteoarthritis who were followed for four years.

The study found that statin usage was significantly associated with worsening in knee pain and physical function over the four-year study period.