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In a study published in the National Library of Health, statin use and alcohol consumption and its associated effects were further analyzed.
The study begins: “Statins are the most commonly prescribed drug to lower cholesterol and are an important regulator of alcohol-induced cerebral artery spasm.”
The study was performed in rats on a high cholesterol diet to determine whether administration of atorvastatin alters cerebral artery spasm.
The study showed that atorvastatin aggravated the symptoms of alcohol-induced cerebral artery spasm in rats.
It went on to conclude that statin therapy exacerbated alcohol-induced cerebral artery spasm.
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