Why statins work in autoimmune diseases

Scientists have long known that statins have a beneficial effect on the immune defence system but the reason why has eluded them so far.

Now a group of Danish researchers say they have identified a new mechanism that explains the efficacy of statins for autoimmune diseases such as type 2 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

In the case of MS, the researchers found that statins reduce the level of