Do Statins & Exercise Mix?
Statins reduce the ability to exercise by decreasing the number and function of muscle mitochondria, the energy sources for muscles during exercise, as well as causing muscle damage. So if statins cause such serious problems what do you do about cholesterol if you can’t take them? Watch this video and find out. It’s much simpler than you think.
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Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol and to reduce risk for heart attacks.
However, a new study confirms that statins interfere with the ability to exercise and to compete in sports.
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Statins cause muscle damage and reduced ability to exercise by decreasing the number and function of muscle mitochondria, the energy sources for muscles during exercise.
Results from a recent study showed 50% of the participants who took long-term statins tired earlier during maximal exercise because they had lost some of their ability to take in and use oxygen; which suggests that statins interfere with a person’s maximum ability to exercise long and hard, even in people who have no complaints.
Research supports that strict lifestyle changes including:
a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nut and seeds
avoiding sugar added foods and drinks
avoiding red meat, processed meats and refined grains
daily exercise and avoiding smoking and alcohol
can be as effective as statins in lowering high blood levels of the bad LDL cholesterol and reducing your risk for a heart attack.
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