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There is a bit of controversy over this topic so I thought it would get people involved.

Posted by robyn_smithwick, 26th August 2016

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  • While statins are highly effective and safe for most people, they have been linked to muscle pain, digestive problems and mental fuzziness in some people who take them and may rarely cause liver damage. Researchers warn that unless a patient is at high risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke, statins may cause more harm than good

  • If your doctor has prescribed them, I’d say they’re pretty definitively good. This has had some time to settle, and the initial reporting seems to have misrepresented the situation somewhat.

  • They are life saving for me. But I think this is a very individual thing, and needs the input of a GP.

  • My darling dad went on a health kick and increases his greens intake because he thought it was a healthy thing to do. It put all his warfarin levels out of whack!

  • You also have to be carful not to take medications that counteract each other. Also some foods have to be avoided when taking certain medicine. For example people on warfarin should not eat silver beet and certain greens as can upset your vitamin k levels and interfere with the clotting of your blood.

  • Almost every drug or medicine known to mankind has side effects of some kind. What are harmful to some are beneficial to others.

  • Statins are sometimes the best option when all else fails.

  • I agree! A good gp will run tests if there are any untoward symptoms.

  • There may be side effects for some people, so research and check thoroughly and always review if using them.

  • They are great for controlling cholesterol levels if all other measures fail.

  • It is complicated and there is a variety of research out there on the issue. It is always best to research and get second opinions.

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