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

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Statin use associated with a 52% increased risk of Interstitial cystitis

This study was published in Urologia Internationalis 2015 Jul 16
Study title and authors:
Statin Use Is Associated with Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis: A Population-Based Case-Control Study.
Huang CY, Chung SD, Kao LT, Lin HC, Wang LH.
Department of Urology, National Taiwan University Hospital, College of Medicine National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
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This study examined the association between statin use and bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis. The study included 815 female subjects with bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis and 4,075 randomly selected female controls.

The study found that statin users had a 52% increased risk of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis compared to nonusers.