Dr Rath Health Foundation

A new study from Australia has linked use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs with a significantly increased risk of idiopathic inflammatory myositis, a serious muscle disease that can lead to permanent disability and death. Published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, patients with the condition were found to be almost twice as likely to have been taking statins compared to similar individuals from the general population. The Australian researchers concluded that given the worldwide use of statins and severity of idiopathic inflammatory myositis, an increased awareness and recognition of this potential adverse effect is needed.

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