Statins may protect against IBD

Taking a statin may protect against developing inflammatory bowel disease, a US study suggests.

People on statins had a 30% lower risk of new onset IBD than matched controls who were not taking the lipid-lowering drugs, report researchers from Mount Sinai school of medicine in New York.

Statin-use was associated with significantly lower risk of IBD as a whole, and appeared to be most beneficial at preventing