A statin medication might serve as therapy for multiple sclerosis.
A multi-million pound trial involving more than 1,000 sufferers will “definitely establish” whether simvastatin could become an effective therapy for the harrowing disease.
The £6million project is being funded through a unique collaboration between the National Institute for Health Research, the MS Society [UK], the National MS Society [US], the NHS and UK universities.
It will test simvastatin, a cheap and widely available cholesterol busting drug, in people with the secondary progressive form of MS.
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