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Does Statin-Associated Muscle Pain Affect Physical Performance?

Statins are cholesterol-lowering medications and, currently, some of the most prescribed drugs worldwide. By now, the benefits of reduced cardiovascular mortality and morbidity are well established, yet great debate remains concerning the reports of possible side effects. These include increased risk of diabetes and, most commonly, increased risk of muscle pain. Despite many attempts to explain this phenomenon of statin-associated muscle pain, no consensus presently exists on the matter. Unfortunately, discontinuation of statin treatment may be the only way to alleviate the muscle symptoms, and this clearly presents a dilemma for both patients and physicians…

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A Fitness Downside to Statin Drugs?

Taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seemed to make exercise more difficult and less beneficial, a new study in mice suggests. Mice are not humans, obviously, but the study does raise interesting questions about whether and how statins might affect physical fitness in all of us.

In the experiment, statins were very effective in lowering cholesterol levels. But animals moved less if they were taking statins than if they were not taking the drugs. And when they did move, mice on statins developed fewer advantageous physical changes within their muscles than animals that were not given the drugs.

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