STATINS ARE A CLASS OF LIPID-LOWERING DRUGS THAT CAN PRODUCE A NUMBER OF ADVERSE EFFECTS, SUCH AS MUSCLE MYOPATHY. THE INCIDENCE OF MYOPATHY INCREASES IN STATIN USERS WHO ALSO EXERCISE. THEREFORE, EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH THE INTERACTIONS OF STATINS AND EXERCISE TO DESIGN SAFE AND EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS.
Department of Health and Sport Sciences, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
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Zsolt Murlasits is an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Memphis.
Mohammad Kabir has recently graduated from the University of Memphis and currently is a medical student at the LMU DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.