One should be aware of all the possible benefits and negative effects of statins. I have read many accounts of problematic side effects, both in the short and long term. It does seem that the benefit of statins may not be in the fact that they lower LDL but that they lower inflammation. There are other methods to lower inflammation that could also be considered. CVD is complicated and still somewhat of a mystery, there are many new theories that need to be researched. I feel it's important to stay open to all new research and possibilities, ultimately everyone has to make their own choices.
Is it possible that Heart Disease and Diabetes have the same cause?