My Drs keep pushing statins. i am 78, slightly high chol. and tryglycerides, high HDL. I had severe muscle weakness a few years ago from statins couldn't climb up one step. . I have controlled BP, no diabeies, not overweight and good genes. I am active. Now my card. wants a CAT scan of my heart. Internist wants a lung CAT scan. granulomas? show up on acute bronchitis. I refused both, I may die one of these days. my brotheres, 5 much older had no severe problems until much older. now they are age. 88-93. showing changes. My mother lived to 100 with good brain and good body. I know the statin studies mostly sponsored by the drug co's..
You may enjoy Dr. Lundell's perspective on statin medications. I put together a 4 part article series. You can check it out to see if you're interesting in reading the articles - http://www.lisanelsonrd.com/lundell.html.
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
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