Dec 31, 2018

Statin treatment, oxidative stress and inflammation in a Danish population

Redox Biology
Anders L SørensenChristina Ellervik


While statins may have anti-inflammatory effects, anti-oxidative effects are controversial. We investigated if statin treatment is associated with differences in oxidatively generated nucleotide damage and chronic inflammation, and the relationship between nucleotide damage and chronic inflammation. We included 19,795 participants from the Danish General Suburban Population Study. In 3420 participants, we measured urinary 8-oxodG and 8-oxoGuo by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry as markers of oxidatively generated damage to DNA and RNA, respectively. We used a composite score for chronic inflammation (INFLA score) of hsCRP, WBC, platelet count, and neutrophil granulocyte to lymphocyte ratio. Associations were assessed using multivariate linear regression models. Compared with non-users, statin users had 4.3-6.0% lower 8-oxodG in three separate models (p < 0.05); there were no differences in 8-oxoGuo. Among participants aged > 60 y, statin users had 11.4% lower 8-oxodG (95%CI: 6.7-15.9%, pinteraction<0.001) and 3.9% lower 8-oxoGuo (95%CI: 0.1-7.5%, pinteraction = 0.002), compared with non-users. Compared with non-users, statin users had 11.1% (95%CI: 5.4-16.5%, pinteraction<0.001) lower 8-oxodG in participants treat...Continue Reading

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Prevalence Studies
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Chronic Inflammation
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