Cholesterol reducing agents called statins have health benefits besides just lowering one’s cholesterol.
Treatment with statins was shown to be associated with a reduced risk for a severe or fatal course of COVID 19.
Individuals on statins have less risk of forming adhesions after intraabdominal surgery.
There is small improvement in erectile disfunction in men who use statins.
For those who can lower cholesterol through diet changes, this is a healthy way to reduce cholesterol, and statins may not be right for you.
Traditional studies of cholesterol for heart attack and cardiovascular disease prevention show that individuals over 70 should be on one for primary prevention,. In general we think more people can benefit from statin use, and should reconsider treatment, as side effects, are actually not common.