Researchers at the University of California studied more than 1,000 people with moderately high levels of LDL cholesterol, half of whom had taken a statin (20 mg of Zocor or 40 mg of Pravachol) for six months. Those using statins had lower levels of energy and/or more fatigue after exercise. And the women in the study suffered more of these side effects than the men.
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Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.