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As previously mentioned, every year some statin ends up indicating it probably has another side benefit; and all things being equal, the safety profile is pretty darn good.

THAT'S THE POINT!!! The bottom line is that the current results indicate that statins REDUCE HEART ATTACKS by 50%. That's a phenomenal result!!!

Yeah, they reduce cholesterol levels. But statins affect a number of other metabolic pathways. It is quite possible that the dramatic effects of statin protection against heart attacks are a result of these other pathways and not due to the effects on cholesterol levels.

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