Muscle- and skeletal-related side-effects of statins: tip of the iceberg?

  title={Muscle- and skeletal-related side-effects of statins: tip of the iceberg?},
  author={Johann Auer and Helmut Sinzinger and Barry A. Franklin and Robert Berent},
  journal={European journal of preventive cardiology},
  volume={23 1},
The clinical spectrum of muscle- and skeletal-related side-effects of statins includes varied myalgias and weakness, an asymptomatic increase in the concentration of creatine kinase and other biochemical parameters, myositis and rhabdomyolysis. Currently, there is no consensus on the definition of 'statin myopathy'. Evidence suggests that deleterious effects may also be associated with the volume or dosage of structured exercise and/or the intensity of physical activity. Moreover, non-muscle… CONTINUE READING
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