Creatine supplementation has been shown to increase muscle mass and strength, and some researchers have wondered if creatine would have the potential of improving blood fats as well. Several studies show that weight training improves metabolic health and reduces the risk of heart disease. Creatine accelerates gains in the weight room, so it seemed reasonable that it might also enhance the health benefits as well.
A study by Dr. Jeff Volek and co-workers from Ball State University, in Indiana, found that giving creatine to weight training subjects for 12-weeks had no effects on total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol (good cholesterol), LDL-cholesterol (bad cholesterol), or triglycerides. Creatine supplements are beneficial for health in other ways. Studies show that supplementing diets of older people increases their strength and muscle mass. This is a major benefit, perhaps even more important than potential contributions to improved blood fats.