“In patients with mild cognitive impairment, taking lipophilic statins more than doubles the risk of developing dementia compared to those who do not take the drugs. ” [Source: scitechdaily.com]
Statins are well known to cause a wide range of side effects, many of which can be life-threatening. A review of the scientific literature published in 2008 found they raise the risk of muscle problems; cognitive problems; cancer; strokes; damage to the peripheral nervous system; sexual dysfunction; thyroid problems; kidney disease; behavioral disorders; heart problems; neurodegenerative disease; Parkinson’s disease; autoimmune diseases; pancreatic problems; liver disease; skin problems; gastrointestinal problems; fatigue; psychiatric problems; sleep problems; as well as negatively affecting many other aspects of health.
Research from Australia has linked the drugs with a significantly increased risk of idiopathic inflammatory myositis, a serious muscle disease that can lead to permanent disability and death.
To learn the facts about cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, see the Cholesterol Facts page on our website.
To learn how you can lower your cholesterol levels naturally, without drugs, read this article on our website.