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Maintenance statin therapy tied to grip strength decline in elderly
 

Maintenance statin therapy tied to grip strength decline in elderly

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Statin use in the maintenance setting may have a negative effect on muscle strength in older male adults, as evidenced by a decline in grip strength, according to the results of a Hong Kong cohort study presented at the 6th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting (IOF Regionals 2016) in Singapore.
 
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14 Nov 2016 - General
 
Statins therapy has its own advantages and disadvantages. Statins are majorly using to reduce cholesterol levels in blood there by it is helpful for cardiovascular risks mitigation. Side effects of statins include muscle pain, increased risk of diabetes and abnormalities in liver enzyme tests. Old age people are more prone to statins-associated muscle symptoms. Thus study results from 124 patients only and further required to study on large number of patient population for statin-associated musc...
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Statin use in old age is common and researchers are trying to conclude the health benefits resulted from statin use. A recent study has been carried out by the researchers of Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University Hong Kong. The results of this study have shown that statin use in the maintenance setting may have a negative effect on muscle strength in older male adults, as evidenced by a decline in grip strength. There was no differences in muscle power and physical performance as measure...
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