Statin Do NOT Save Lives in Women
See my reading list, invest the hours and decide for yourself. Plan on 80 to 200 hours of study to go through a variety of work, and more time still to think it through critically. You MUST NOT just go google this. Start with one book, and go from there, and by all means read as many as you can, no matter the POV. Suck it up, and get it done and save your mental and physical life. Ask your doctor sweetly and politely if s/he has read any of the books on my reading list; print it out and take it there.
Ask your doctor. Specifically ask for a rigorous clinical trial not funded by drug companies that studies statins in women.
S/he will have no clue, having been trained in an intellectual cesspool of incestuous amplification during and after medical training. Do NOT take my word for it as I have NO medical training and failed to get the proper indoctrination; see my reading list.
Pregnant and with a statin? Plan on a good chance of a deformed baby. Otherwise, just plan on having your life damaged in various ways (mental and physical) and increased total mortality for zero cardiac benefit.
It will take you 40-80 hours of study to go through a variety of work, and more time still to think it through critically. You MUST NOT just go google this. See my reading list and make up your own mind. Save your life, suck it up, and get it done.
Sources: The Great Cholesterol Con by Dr. Malcom Kendrick @AMAZON and The Truth about Statins @AMAZON and The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease - and the Statin-Free Plan That Will @AMAZON and others.