This excellent article many excellent points are made. Statins cause many onerous side effects. And high cholesterol in and of itself does not necessarily mean increased risk. I saw a patient earlier this week who had been given statins by his family doctor even though he has a NORMAL cholesterol simply because he is older. I’m sure the doctor meant well but this is clearly not a good idea. As a society we are grossly overmedicated and this is just one more example.