Statin Truth!

Anti-inflammatory Effects of Statin Drugs Lewis Clarke, M.D., Ph.D. All patients with brain injury and stroke are given statin drugs. However, science supporting therapeutic benefit is not convincing. Statin drugs lower cholesterol. Statin drugs also reduce formation of atherosclerotic plaque formation. To the general public and unfortunately to most physicians that means that vascular disease is the result of too much cholesterol floating around in the blood. They conceptualize this as if there is too much sugar in a glass of tea and it settles at the bottom, eventually plugging up the vessel. If this were the case, eliminating cholesterol should prevent heart disease, but it does not. Fifty percent of heart attacks and strokes occur in patients with normal cholesterol levels. The cholesterol hypothesis of heart disease has long been thought to be untenable by biochemists. Rather, an unrestrained …