Statin study refutes joint-damage research

Statins do not prevent joint pain and related symptoms, according to a new research.

The study of almost 12,000 middle-aged and elderly women found statins did not significantly lessen the onset of joint pain or stiffness, and that statins users might in fact be at a risk of poor physical functioning and low quality of life.

The findings contrast with recent research which suggests statin use leads to lower rates of developing joint damage as measured by radiography, particularly in knee osteoarthritis.

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