Statins Make Older Men Less Active

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By Alabama News Network

A new study finds older men who use statins are less physically active.

Researchers say men who took the cholesterol lowering drugs averaged 40 minutes less of moderate exercise per week than men who didn't take the medication.

Almost one-third of Americans 65 and older take statins. Researchers say the decreased activity may be linked to muscle pain caused by the drugs. 

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