I'm not a physician, but I've got a mind that works and the study sounds strange.
You start with a bunch of sedentary people, divide then into two groups (statin/non-statin), get them to to exercise--to what degree I can't tell--for 3 months (
), and then draw a tentative conclusion about exercise and statins?!
Say what? Go from years of sedentary to 3 months of exercise and draw a conclusion about statins.
I don't see a Nobel in the study's future.
Here's the only piece of language that makes any sense to me:"A possible remedy, he continues, could be for people to get in shape and raise their aerobic fitness before starting the drug, but that’s an issue to discuss with your doctor. “There’s still a great deal we don’t understand” about how statins and exercise mix, he says."
That's a clue.
I'm 70. Been on a low dose statin since my mid-50s. Have exercised regularly since grade school. I'm quite happy with my level of fitness, and so is my internist.