Statin drugs do not prevent heart disease, heart attacks or strokes. The important thing to remember is that the lower your cholesterol is, the less quality of life you’ll experience, and your life expectancy will be shorter than those who have high cholesterol. Cholesterol is a substance we can’t live without, and the level that each person has is an indication of the requirement of cholesterol for that person. There is only a very small percentage of individuals who may benefit from a statin drug and that category is middle aged men between the age of 40 and 59 who previously had a heart attack or has documented cardiovascular disease. Once men reach the age of 48 without a prior heart attack, taking statin drugs will not add one day to the life expectancy. There is absolutely no research that indicates that women or children should ever be prescribed a statin drug. As one top PhD researcher commented, “Statin drugs are toxic to the body and like arsenic, slowly poisoning the body over time.” Another top MD researcher commented on the use of statin drugs for women. He said, “Statin drugs make women stupid.” The comment by the medical doctor probably originates from the fact that our brain functions primarily on cholesterol. Our brain is only 2% of our body weight and uses 25% of the body’s production of cholesterol. One of the major side effects of a too low cholesterol level is short term memory loss, foggy brain, and acute amnesia. I would not be surprised if it wasn’t one of the causative factors for Alzheimer’s disease. 63% of heart attack victims have low cholesterol. Statistics prove you’ll have a better quality of life and live longer with high cholesterol. If your doctor prescribes statin drugs, push back. No, wait a minute, fight back! If you do the research, you’ll find that statin drugs are a huge medical scam that result in greater than 32 billion dollars for just two of the statin drugs. If you would like a copy of a booklet and CD that I produced regarding the great cholesterol myth, go to www.TerryTalksNutrition.com.