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Scientists Find Statin Side Effect Gene


Science & Tech  (tags: statins, gene, drug, adverse effects, muscle, humans )

Eduardo
- 2571 days ago - upi.com
Scientists have discovered a gene toxic to muscles is activated by a class of drugs called statins, prescribed to lower cholesterol. Muscle pain and weakness are the most common side effects of statins, and a breakdown of skeletal muscle is a side effect.



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