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Statins Shown to Nullify Benefits of Exercise

Statin Drugs

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  • Exercise is a foundational strategy to naturally maintain healthy cholesterol levels and optimize your heart health. However, research now shows that if you take a statin drug, you’re likely to forfeit any and all health benefits of your exercise
  • Volunteers taking a statin improved their fitness by just 1.5 percent, and some had reduced aerobic capacity at the end of a 12-week fitness program. Mitochondrial content activity also decreased by an average of 4.5 percent
  • In comparison, unmedicated volunteers improved their aerobic fitness by more than 10 percent after the 12-week fitness program, and their mitochondrial content activity increased by 13 percent
  • Statin drugs, which millions are taking as a form of “preventive medicine” to protect their heart health, can have detrimental effects on your heart

By Dr. Mercola

Statins are now among the most widely prescribed drugs on the market with one in four Americans over 45 taking them, and are the number one profit-maker for the pharmaceutical industry, largely due to relentless and highly successful direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns.


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