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How does yoga affect lipitor absorption?

There is no direct evidence to suggest that yoga affects the absorption of Lipitor, a medication used to lower cholesterol levels. Lipitor contains atorvastatin, which works by inhibiting an enzyme that is involved in cholesterol production in the liver [1]. However, there are studies that suggest that practicing yoga can have a positive impact on cardiovascular health, which may help reduce the need for medications like Lipitor [2][3].

One study found that practicing yoga for 12 weeks resulted in significant reductions in total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol), and triglycerides, as well as an increase in HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) [2]. Another study found that yoga can help improve endothelial function, which is important for maintaining healthy blood vessels and reducing the risk of heart disease [3].

While there is no evidence to suggest that yoga directly affects the absorption of Lipitor, incorporating yoga into a healthy lifestyle may help improve cardiovascular health and reduce the need for medications like Lipitor. However, it is important to talk to a healthcare provider before making any changes to medication or exercise routines.

[1] DrugPatentWatch. (n.d.). Lipitor. Retrieved from
[2] Bhutkar, M. V., Bhutkar, P. M., Taware, G. B., & Surdi, A. D. (2011). How effective is sun salutation in improving muscle strength, general body endurance and body composition? Asian Journal of Sports Medicine, 2(4), 259–266. doi: 10.5812/asjsm.34868
[3] Innes, K. E., & Vincent, H. K. (2007). The influence of yoga-based programs on risk profiles in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 4(4), 469–486. doi: 10.1093/ecam/nel103

Follow-up:   Does yoga increase Lipitor effectiveness? Can Lipitor be taken before or after yoga? Is Lipitor absorption affected by yoga frequency?

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