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Statins Show Benefit in Hepatitis C Compensated Cirrhosis

VIENNA — Statin use is associated with a 40% reduction in the rate of hepatic decompensation and death in patients with hepatitis C compensated cirrhosis, according to a retrospective analysis. Statin use is generally avoided in people with liver disease because of the possibility of hepatotoxicity, said Arpan Mohanty, MBBS, from the VA Connecticut Healthcare…