Statin Users May Exercise Less

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Thousands of people use statin medications to control their blood cholesterol levels, but their behavior may reduce the benefits. A recent study of 6000 men aged 65 and older found that after 7 years, statin users engaged in 40 minutes less of moderate exercise per week than non-statin users. Researchers think statin's side effects (muscle pain, fatigue & weakness) may be to blame.

PositiveTip: Stay active and maintain a healthy diet to aid or even avoid statin use later on.

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