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Statins May Speed Wound Healing.

Statins, the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, may have a role in surgical wound healing, a new analysis suggests. The review, published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, covered 20 studies of statins and surgical wound healing. They demonstrated various mechanisms by which statins can lower inflammation, improve the mechanical strength of a healing wound, promote the growth of blood vessels and reduce healing time.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

If anyone would read the literature, they would find out that statins have anti-inflammatory effects, which may explain their potential benefits in wound healing.

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