Statins linked to fatigue, exercise intolerance
June 11, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- There is a new discovery about prescription drugs taken by millions of Americans with high cholesterol: Some patients have reported fatigue or exercise intolerance after being put on statins.
A report in the Archives of Internal Medicine confirms their complaints.
The study, involving more than 1,000 patients, finds those on the drugs are more likely to experience decreased energy, fatigue, or both.
Researchers state women are more likely to experience these effects.
Researchers say these findings should be considered by doctors when weighing risks versus benefits in prescribing statins.
- Van driver dies after fiery CTA bus crash 17 min ago
- 2 officers struck by car in West Side alley 34 min ago
- Chicago Bulls fall to Wizards 101-99 in OT 57 min ago
- ABC7 First Alert Weather Forecast
- Chase preceded Roseland bus stop crash that injured 5 24 min ago
- New storm warning systems help save lives
- Illinois mumps outbreak puts health officials on alert
- CFD rescues elderly man from Roseland house fire
- Carol Stream man found guilty of child sex abuse
- Missing Aurora teen mom, baby girl found safe
- Pitbull added to Illinois State Fair lineup
- Car crashes into Richton Park currency exchange
- CTA suing taggers, parents for graffiti cleanup
- abcnews: Officer Caught Tripping Kids at Soccer Game
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos