Professor Katherine Samaras

Over six years, researchers evaluated the cognitive effects of statins in elderly consumers, revealing no negative impact and potential protective effects in those at risk of dementia.


A study that found Australians changed their use of statin medications after an ABC TV Catalyst program questioned their effectiveness has won a National Prize for Excellence in Medical Research.

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A promising new way to inhibit cholesterol production in the body has been discovered, one that may yield treatments as effective as existing medications but with fewer side-effects.