Do statins cause muscle aches?
An independent analysis
Cholesterol-lowering medications called statins are widely prescribed, however, about 50% of patients dump their statins within a year of commencing therapy.
The most common complaint is muscle problems – pain, weakness, cramps, and aches.
But now, a major study published in The Lancet has concluded that statins are rarely to blame.
The following analysis argues that the conclusion of this new study is misguided and highlights how the design of industry-funded statin trials has led to the obfuscation of muscle harms.