The statins are the second drug most prescribed in the world by the doctors, after narcotics. Its use, cholesterol reduction to prevent cardiovascular diseases.
For many years, the marketing of the pharmaceutical industry is responsible for disseminating and making us believe that the cholesterol causes cardiovascular disease. The reason, the multi-million dollar business of statins. Only in Spain, in the last 10 years, the prescribing of statins has increased by 442%.
However, the scientific community does not endorse this claim and a large part of their studies conclude the opposite, that there is a causal relationship between the cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular disease.
That is to say, while it is true that statins reduce cholesterol, there is no scientific evidence that proves that the relationship between the use of statins and the reduction of people who get sick or die from cardiovascular disease.
Without forgetting also the adverse side effects that statins can cause in people who take it: renal failure, diabetes, sexual dysfunction,...
Therefore, the final message is not to forget to always statins, but that you're alert to the misleading claims and half-truths that diffuses the pharmaceutical industry, you are much more critical and cautious, and don't rush to take any medication you prescribe.
Your health will thank you!