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ACE inhibitors may reduce muscle loss

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 23 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:696
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, when taken regularly, show promise for delaying muscle loss and disability, report researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina, who studied 641 older women with hypertension (Lancet 2002;359:926-30).

    Participants who took the drug continually had a significantly lower average decline in muscle strength over three years, compared with continual, intermittent users of other antihypertensive drugs …

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