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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 8 August 2014

Statins increase the risk of Bell's palsy by 47%

This study was published in Drug Safety 2014 Jul 31
Study title and authors:
Association Between Statin Use and Bell's Palsy: A Population-Based Study
Hung SH, Wang LH, Lin HC, Chung SD.
Department of Otolaryngology, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
This study can be accessed at:

This study aimed to evaluate the association between statin use and Bell's palsy. This case-control study identified 1,977 subjects with Bell's palsy as cases and 5,931 sex- and age-matched subjects without Bell's palsy.

The study found that statin users had a 47% increased risk of Bell's palsy compared to non-users.