Study Ties Statin Use to Reduced Physical Activity Among Aging Population

June 10, 2014 7:56 AM

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The use of statins- drugs used to lower cholesterol- is on the rise with many people dependent on this drug. There has been a debate over the use of the drug in recent years for its side effects. Adding to the list of negative health effects is a new study led by researchers at the Oregon State University, which links use of statins to reduced physical activity.

In this study, the researchers analyzed 3,071 community living men of age 65 or older. They belonged to six geographical locations in the U.S. The researchers observed that men who took statins experienced an average of 40 minutes reduced moderate physical activity over a week, compared to their cou...

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