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could statins induce a selenium deficiency and keshan's disease or white muscle disease?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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.

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Can statins induce a selenium deficiency and thus keshan's disease or white muscle disease?

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Dr. Rishi Vohora
Cardiology 19 years experience
Not that I know of: I am not familiar with this being an issue.

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