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My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Statins increase the risk of muscle adverse reactions

This study was published in Muscle and Nerve 2011 Dec;44(6):877-81

Study title and authors:
Prevalence and risk factors of muscle complications secondary to statins.
El-Salem K, Ababneh B, Rudnicki S, Malkawi A, Alrefai A, Khader Y, Saadeh R, Saydam M.
Department of Neurosciences, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid 22110, Jordan.

This study can be accessed at:

The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence of muscle complications among patients using statins. The study included 345 patients receiving statins who were compared with an age- and gender-matched control group of 85 nonusers.

The study found that statin users had a 256% increased risk of muscle adverse reactions compared to nonusers.