Cholesterol plays an important role in maintaining healthy nerve function. Inhibiting this pathway can result in damage to the nervous system.
The brain is the organ most dependent upon cholesterol. Roughly 25% of the body's supply of cholesterol is used by the brain to carry out its tasks.
The myelin sheath that insulates nerves is comprised in part, by cholesterol. Restricting the body's ability to make cholesterol to repair and build healthy nerves places the nervous system at risk for deterioration. This usually manifests itself in what is known as statin associated neuropathy, or in simply english- damaged nerves.