Taking Statins May Make People Less Physically Active

June 9, 2014 8:37 PM

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Taking Statins May Make People Less Physically Active

People who take statin medications are less active than those not taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs, a study finds.

And that's a problem, because lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, as well as other diseases. That's just what the statins are supposed to prevent. So people may be canceling out the good work of the statins if they're putting in more couch time.

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