If you google The Nature of Things 'Cholesterol', the documentary bottom line is, "only a man in his forties who has had a heart attack should be on statins." https://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/the-cholesterol-question
Very few of us were considered to have high cholesterol 15 years ago. But Big Pharma lowered 'normal' twice so that most people over 60 are according to them, statin candidates…and doctors toe the line. They have no choice. How can that be that ?… However, now cholesterol no longer seems to be the big deal Big Pharma would have you believe it is. It's CRP (c reactive protein) which is a marker of inflammation in the body. My husband who has had very high cholesterol since his twenties, (and refuses to take statins after watching the documentary) has normal CRP. He is a big walker, a good weight, doesn't smoke or drink and he eats plenty of vegetables.
Big Pharma declared that nearly all men over 60 and women over 75 are eligible for statins.
My elderly sister in law who at age 76 was a vibrant, big personality, younger than her years was put on statins for high cholesterol, lost weight from 140 down to 110 pounds, developed diabetes as a result of statin use, lost so much muscle mass and became very weak, fell and broke both hips and died last month…at age 80. Damned statins! And damned Big Pharma!