Today I am flapping my gums about the use of statins over the past 50 years. First, I give you a little background about what your cholesterol numbers mean, how they may affect your risk factors for heart disease and stroke, and how these statins actually work. Then I delve into the sensitive territory about whether or not dietary changes can do everything that these medications do.

I discuss an article from NIH that gets into detail about the benefits and risks of the different statins. If you want to read further, you can access that here.

One of the possible side effects of statins is irritability or anxiety. People who suffer from these conditions (which can be almost anyone over the past two years) can read more about this side effect in this article.

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