By John von Radowitz, PA
Cholesterol-lowering drugs have a useful side effect - killing bacteria, scientists have discovered.
The statin drugs taken by millions of people around the world to cut their risk of heart disease may protect against serious infections such as pneumonia, researchers believe.
A US study found that the medications activate the bacteria-killing properties of white blood cells.
In laboratory experiments, phagocyte blood cells that kill and ingest foreign invaders became more effective after being exposed to statins.
PS: CBT i.e. Cholesterol Blocking Treatment kills bacteria