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Researchers link statins to disruption of muscle mitochondria.

Statins are a popular and easy-to-swallow option for people looking to lower their cholesterol. However, for a quarter of patients, statins come with muscle pain, stiffness, cramps, or weakness without any clear signs of muscle damage. These symptoms may affect daily activities so much that people stop using the drugs.  Yet the mechanical reason for these side-effects is still unclear.

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