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: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25079142
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.