Exercise can be more effective at cutting deaths than statins

Researchers compared fitness levels in 10,000 middle aged people who were taking statins against those not taking statins.
The fittest people who were not taking statins were 50 per cent less likely to die over the next ten years than the unfittest who were on the drugs, the study found. The findings highlight the importance of moderate exercise and the scale of the health benefits achievable through staying active, the researchers said. Exercising is cheaper and has fewer side effects than taking drugs, experts said.
Brisk walking or cycling for 150 minutes a week was enough to class someone as highly fit in this study of people with high cholesterol levels, the authors said.

Source  - Telegraph

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