Atorvastatin associated with modest but clinically apparent improvement in RA symptoms

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Investigators in the Trial of Atorvastatin in Rheumatoid Arthritis (TARA) assessed whether statins would reduce inflammatory symptoms in patients with RA. Patients with RA (N=116) were randomized in the double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to receive 40 mg of atorvastatin or placebo in addition to their current disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) therapy.

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