Statins and muscle pain

Interesting research just released from the US, suggests that physically active individuals who are taking statins suffer increased musculoskeletal problems.

The study compared individuals who had been taking statins for at least 3 months and those who had never taken statins.

Included in the research was a subgroup of patients with no musculoskeletal diseases and a subgroup of patients who continued statin therapy for 2 years or more.

The researchers concluded musculoskeletal conditions, joint inflammation, injuries, and pain are more common among statin users than among similar nonusers.

However, the researches stated that as the full spectrum of statins’ musculoskeletal adverse events may not be fully explored, further studies are warranted, especially in physically active individuals.

published: JAMA Intern Med. 2013;():1-9. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6184.

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2013-06-19T08:45:29+00:00