Each of us, as an individual, may find this interesting and informative reading, and at times some readers, in consultation with their medical team, could find it very helpful.
Back in 2013 "Statins, the popular cholesterol-lowering class of drugs, were found to have a number of known side effects, including the potential for muscle pain, liver damage, digestive problems and, most recently discovered, memory loss"
In 2014 the UK's NHS were warning of the side effects of statins.
In 2016 'Many women needlessly take cholesterol-lowering drugs'
In 2017 when the question Should you take statins? was asked ...two guidelines offered different answers... the word confusing comes to mind!
Dr Malhotra works in the NHS and leads the campaign against excess sugar consumption in the UK. He speaks regularly at national and international events on matters of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. As a strong believer in evidence-based medicine, he urges the healthcare community to be more open and knowledgeable about scientific data.
You may have already seen his recent article which appeared in European Scientist and why Dr Malhotra believes, " It’s now time for a full public parliamentary inquiry into the controversial drug and fully expose the great cholesterol and statin con"
Review of statins needed : see it here
Have you had any experience of statins, do please share them in the comments.
All the best Jan