Side Effects of Statins


Despite the proven benefits of the cholesterol-lowering statin medications in reducing future cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes, particularly in those with known cardiovascular disease, many patients remain reluctant to take these medications due to potential perceived side effects. In complying with current cardiology guidelines, I encourage all patients with known vascular disease, including those who have adopted a heart-healthy, plant-based lifestyle to take a statin. Dr. Robert Vogel recently presented data which should help to ease the minds of the many patients concerned about potential statin side-effects.(6) One potential side-effect of statins is the possibility that they may [...]