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Statin use and self-reported swimming performance in US masters swimmers.
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PMID:  25093910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract Exercise and treating hyperlipidaemia with statins are two integral components of the American Heart Association guidelines to reduce cardiovascular risk in adults. Since statins can cause myalgias and myopathies, they could affect the duration or intensity of an exercise regimen. To determine the impact of statin use in adult masters swimmers, a survey was distributed to examine the association between swimming performance and statin usage in adult swimmers (≥35 years). After excluding those with chronic diseases or taking drugs that reduce physical capacity, 749 swimmers (118 taking statins, 73 not taking statins to control elevated cholesterol and 558 controls) were included in a regression model to determine the factors significantly affecting the duration and intensity of swimming workouts. Age and gender were significantly (P ≤ 0.001) associated with the distance swam per 60 min. Younger, male swimmers completed more yards per 60-min workout. Use of statins was not significantly associated with yards swam per 60-min workout. Nor did statin usage affect the number of swim sessions per month or the length of swim session. Evidently, statins do not cause enough fatigue or pain in masters swimmers to require a decrease in the duration or intensity of workouts.
Kyle Terpak; Sally Guthrie; Steven Erickson
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sports sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1466-447X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sports Sci     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
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Created Date:  2014-8-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8405364     Medline TA:  J Sports Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-7     Citation Subset:  -    
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