Statin madness asks some of the same questions I’ve had, like don’t medical people keep up with current research. Same with salt and hypertension. What happened with this doctors elderly, paralyzed father is ridiculous, and the result of people being on autopilot. We’re people, not algorithms. Sadly, I take a statin and am over fifty. Because of high cholesterol? No. I’ve never been higher than borderline, and was great at the time, apart from somewhat high triglycerides, which are apparently now considered more problematic than was once the case. It is simply standard procedure for having had stents that presumably eliminated a future heart attack. While I have seen no overt ill effects, I don’t like the sound of if being known as a decreaser of life expectancy.