Statin-Induced Muscle Pain Due To Damaged Mitochondria

A study just released in Medical News Today has revealed groundbreaking research regarding the link between statin use and its adverse side effects on mitochondria - the body’s cellular batteries or energy production centers. 

It is concerning that, for around 25% of patients, statins can create negative side-effects including muscle myopathy, pain, weakness, stiffness or cramps.  

 “Adverse drug effects, like those of statins and many other drugs, have been linked to mitochondria – the cell’s powerhouses – though the exact mechanisms are often unknown”, says co-senior study author Frans Russel.

Statins are one of the most commonly used medicines.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a quarter of American adults aged over 40 use a prescription cholesterol lowering medication, the vast majority of these being statins.

To counteract the negative side-effects of statins, Australian-based Cardiologist Dr Ross Walker said complementary coenzyme Q10 medicines may help affected patients.

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Or click here to read more about this study.

Topics: All Blog Articles, Heart Health, Mitochondrial Health

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