Statins and Myoglobin: How Muscle Pain and Weakness Progress to Heart,Lung, and Kidney Failure

In my view, statin drugs are never worth the risk of their sideeffects. Cholesterol is a vital nutrient, without which mammaliancells can not survive, and it is inconceivable to me that cripplingthe body’s ability to synthesize cholesterol can ever be a good idea.In an excellent and highly informative review article published in2009, Wainwright et al. [43] developed a strong argument that statindrugs, by depleting cholesterol, lead to a destabilization of cellmembranes “from head to toe.