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Statins, the cholesterol-lowering drugs, don’t cause muscle pain, says a study

Post by Shivani Raik on  03 May 2017 Wednesday

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have been wrongly blamed for muscle pain and weakness, said a study Wednesday that pointed the finger at a psychological phenomenon called the ‘nocebo’ effect.

It happens when people suffer side-effects because they expect to — the opposite of the ‘placebo’ effect when a patient gets better on a dummy drug they believe to be the real thing.

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