Statins Can Undo the Benefits of Exercise

Exercise is a foundational strategy to naturally maintain healthy cholesterol levels and optimize your heart health. However, research now shows that if you take a statin drug, you’re likely to forfeit any and all health benefits of your exercise.

Volunteers taking a statin improved their fitness by just 1.5 percent, and some had reduced aerobic capacity at the end of a 12-week fitness program. Mitochondrial content activity also decreased by an average of 4.5 percent.

In comparison, unmedicated volunteers improved their aerobic fitness by more than 10 percent after the 12-week fitness program, and their mitochondrial content activity increased by 13 percent.

Statin drugs, which millions are taking as a form of “preventive medicine” to protect their heart health, can have detrimental effects on your heart.

See full article by Dr Mercola here.

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