Harvard Health Blog
Muscle problems caused by statins: Can a genetic test reveal your risk?
By: Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter In the United States, more than 40% of people ages 60 and older take a cholesterol-lowering statin to reduce their risk of a heart attack. But up to half of people who are prescribed these drugs quit taking them because they experience what they believe to be statin-related side effects ó most often muscle pain. Others avoid statins altogether because of that worry. Thatís why many