Effect of statins on skeletal muscle: exercise, myopathy, and muscle outcomes.Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2012 Oct; 40(4):188-94.ES
Statins are effective in reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and cardiac events but can produce muscle side effects. We have hypothesized that statin-related muscle complaints are exacerbated by exercise and influenced by factors including mitochondrial dysfunction, membrane disruption, and/or calcium handling. The interaction between statins, exercise, and muscle symptoms may be more effectively diagnosed and treated as rigorous scientific studies accumulate.