28 August 2015
A new clinical trial by Khayznikov et al. has found that patients with low serum vitamin D levels that are exhibiting intolerance to statin therapy can be treated for the intolerance by restoring normal serum vitamin D levels by supplementation. Statins are widely, and very successfully, used to reduce blood cholesterol levels in patients with cardiovascular disease or at risk of it. Up to a fifth of people requiring statins will have some form of intolerance, often in the form of muscle pain or memory problems.