Small Study Suggests Statins May Blunt Benefits Of Exercise

A small study is raising big questions about whether statins may blunt the beneficial effects of exercise. The study has been published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and was the subject of a New York Times blog today.

The authors concluded: “Given the strong independent cardio-protective effects of increasing cardiorespiratory fitness or lowering LDL, the benefits and risks of each should be carefully considered when choosing treatment modalities.”

Click here to read the full story on Forbes.


John Thyfault



  1. Perhaps the patients could just have become vegetarian instead, and consumed a dietary portfolio specifically directed at lower their cholesterol (as per the Jenkins diet), rather than taking a statin.

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