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Managing statin muscle pain

There are several things you can do to prevent or minimize the aches and pains that might accompany statin use. If you’re not taking a statin now, you may well be soon. These medications are commonly prescribed to lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and have been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. They are now recommended for people who have cardiovascular disease and for people ages 40…

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