Yet physicians are reporting up to 20% of their patients on statins encounter troubles.
And takers of sugar pills report similar numbers.
As reported by Cleveland Clinic when they challenged the patient by stopping the statin and then restarting it. The number people that reported symptoms that stopped and started with the statins where MUCH LESS.View Thread
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It is not so much foods that lower cholesterol as to a heart healthy lifestyle.
Limit saturated fats. Lean protein, fatty fish, low fat dairy. Healthy fats such as fish oil, nuts, olive oil, and avocados. Lots and lots of fruits and veggies. Limit refined carbs such as while flour products and foods with sugar added.
Cholesterol lowering is the foundation to the statin market. Without it there is little to no market for statins.
Even if cholesterol has zero effect on heart disease the pleiotropic effects are enough to make statins worthwhile. However, the overall benefits observed with statins appear to be greater than what might be expected from changes in lipid levels alone, suggesting effects beyond cholesterol lowering. Indeed, recent studies indicate that some of the cholesterol-independent or "pleiotropic" effects of statins involve improving endothelial function, enhancing the stability of atherosclerotic plaques, decreasing oxidative stress and inflammation, and inhibiting the thrombogenic response. Furthermore, statins have beneficial extrahepatic effects on the immune system, CNS, and bone. Many of these pleiotropic effects are mediated by inhibition of isoprenoids, which serve as lipid attachments for intracellular signaling molecules. In particular, inhibition of small GTP-binding proteins, Rho, Ras, and Rac, whose proper membrane localization and function are dependent on isoprenylation, may play an important role in mediating the pleiotropic effects of statins.