People with rheumatoid arthritis have disordered cholesterol metabolism caused by systemic inflammation and may benefit from statins to curb their atherosclerosis risk regardless of their plasma lipid levels, Australian researchers have shown. People with RA have a two-three fold higher risk of cardiovascular disease that is not explained by traditional risk factors, and now a ...
Why people with RA should be on a statin
By Michael Woodhead
28 Mar 2018