Statins don"t just help the heart – they may also protect against effects of binge-drinking, say scientists

Statins don't just help the heart – they may also protect against effects of binge-drinking, say scientists Cholesterol-lowering drugs lowered risk of pancreatitis by 21 per cent compared to placebo and other treatments | UPDATED: 09:16 GMT, 22 August 2012 Statins are taken eacy day by seven million adults in the UK Cholesterol-lowering drugs are taken by millions of Britons to reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, but scientists say they could have another unexpected benefit.

Binge-drinking: Teenager who drank six litres of cider a day has two life-saving operations after alcohol rots her pancreas

'Her pancreas was falling apart': Teenage girl who drank six litres of cider A DAY nearly dies after alcohol wrecked her body Girl 'only just' survived the severe alcohol abuseShe consumed 400 units a week – 29 times the safe amount for womenTeenager drank two, 3 three-litre bottles a day Alcohol abuse: The girl was consuming 400 units a week, drinking cheap lager and cider (file photo) A teenager's pancreas was 'falling apart' after she drank six litres of strong cider a day from the age of 14. Two major operations saved the life of the young girl after years of cheap alcohol consumption led to her developing severe acute pancreatitiis, her doctor revealed