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Statins lower cholesterol, but regular exercise can reduce the risk better than statins says a new study.

Statins lower cholesterol, but regular exercise can reduce the risk better than statins says a new study. Statins are recommended to reduce the risk of higher than desirable cholesterol levels, however, they have some marked side effects. One of which is how they affect skeletal muscle, creating pain and making exercise more difficult. Cholesterol, placing things in perspective is just one of the many risk factors for cardiac health, with inflammation being the largest. If that is true, why are statins such a huge part of health management as we age? The NY Times cites a new study that shows Read More »