Yup. This article needs some crucial updating. Apparently Spark management isn't reading comments.
I am genetically predisposed to very high cholesterol. Started taking statins in my early 40s when I weighed 120. Having taken different ones over the years but, because my numbers won't go down as far the doctor wants, I was put on Lipitor, again. It does a great job bringing blood levels down. BUT, at 66, the side effects (muscle pain) were nearly totally immobilizing . Stopped taking it, within 3 days I felt 100% better. I'm thinking I not taking anymore statins, ever.
For me, the best cholesterol lowering strategy is consistent exercise, attention to my diet and a doctor that understands the dynamics of cholesterol, LDL, HDL, statins, and genetics.
Good luck to us.
- 8/27/2015 11:30:56 PM