The statin wars
This is an enlightening series of letters to the editor in regards to the launch of a new statin. What I find interesting about the whole statin thing is that, when the dust all settles, I believe that statins’ benefits will not be related to it’s ability to lower cholesterol but by some other mechanism (most likely some type of anti-inflammatory action). The whole issue is reminds me of a circus, with physicians knowledgeable in functional medicine having little problem lower a patient’s cholesterol and overall burden of inflammation without drugs.
The Journal : Back Issues.