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Statins and Exercise.

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:35 pm
by stuward
Not that I told you so, or anything...

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/1 ... -exercise/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
...a majority of statin users reporting muscle problems “were in categories for which available randomized controlled trial evidence shows no trend to all-cause mortality benefit with statin therapy.”
In other words, if you are under 65, or if you are over 65 but have never had a heart attack, or you are a woman, don`t take statins. Get exercising and eat real food.

Re: Statins and Exercise.

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:55 am
by robertscott
I hate this. My dad's on statins and I've tried to tell him about this, but he won't listen to me. Why should he? I'm not a doctor.

Re: Statins and Exercise.

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:51 pm
by stuward
If he's not in the group that statins may help, there's a probability that the statins limit his exercising and are therefore causing harm to him. I think getting this message across is like pushing a rope. The drug companies have too much power over doctors, and therefore patients, and there is far too much money at stake for them to ever give up this power.

Statins are over the news this week.
http://www.newsday.co.zw/article/2012-0 ... own-longt/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Statin medication should not be used if you desire to achieve optimal health.

Re: Statins and Exercise.

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:17 am
by robertscott
he doesn't really exercise. Plays a good game of golf but that's it. I'm not sure if that counts really.

It's his diet I'd like to fix, but like I said before, he'd never listen to me.

Re: Statins and Exercise.

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:20 pm
by JasonJones
I'm skeptical of statins, and of the lipid hypothesis in general, but I'm not a doctor so I keep my mouth shut.

Re: Statins and Exercise.

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:42 pm
by GTO
Considering I had a heart attack at 34 and have lived to be 51 so far, I think I'll keep taking mine. Had a lot of problems with while lifting but I have adopted. Started seeing a new cardiologist and he's giving me a few things to that help ease the effect and now I don't feel any abnormal pain. I agree if you don't have to be on them, then don't but in my case I'd rather take them then have them split open my chest.

Re: Statins and Exercise.

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:55 am
by josh60
stuward wrote:...http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/1 ... -exercise/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ...
In other words, if you are under 65, or if you are over 65 but have never had a heart attack, or you are a woman, don`t take statins. Get exercising and eat real food.
I wonder if your "other words" really convey the gist of the article. The same article says
But if you have intractably high cholesterol or a history of heart disease or stroke... you should be on statins.”
and
Statins are anti-aging for arteries, If you take them, you’ll have younger arteries.
For me, the end of this sentence
Unfortunately they are not anti-aging for muscles.”
is a price I am more than willing to pay. I prefer to die as the oldest man on earth than as the strongest one (but that might be an age related look at life).