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Statins Used To Lower Cholesterol Linked To Doubled Risk Of Developing Dementia


“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:]


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.

Statins are also known to deplete levels of the essential micronutrient coenzyme Q10 and have furthermore been shown to lower concentrations of serum fatty acids.

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.