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Statins and ACE inhibitors lower pneumonia risk

Statins and ACE inhibitors lower the risk of community-acquired pneumonia, UK researchers report.

A case-control study of data from 3,700 patients taken from 300 practices in The Health Improvement Network found a prescription for statins was associated with a significant 22% reduction in the risk of pneumonia, when compared with 22,000 matched controls.

A current prescription for an ACE inhibitor was associated with a 25% reduction in the risk of pneumonia, but prescriptions of proton pump inhibitors with a 55% increased risk.

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 2009 23 February early online publication

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