A 49-year-old member asked:
could statins induce a selenium deficiency and keshan's disease or white muscle disease?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pathology 44 years experience
No: There is an 'independent thinker' / selenium militant who makes this claim. Statins can produce rhabdomyolysis, but this is a histologically and clinically different lesion.
3899 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 38-year-old member asked:
Can statins induce a selenium deficiency and thus keshan's disease or white muscle disease?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cardiology 19 years experience
Not that I know of: I am not familiar with this being an issue.
2780 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 9, 2014
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