I don't believe in any of the so-called science the pharmcos have amassed to support sales.
I spent some time studying the statin research and what some statistitians had to say about the research. In every case, there are flaws in the way the study was done or interpreted. For example, in one study with rather positive results, one third of the participants were excluded in the preliminary period because of negative reactions. In others, relative risk statistics were somewhat impressive, but not when compared to absolute risk and number needed to treat, not to mention the costs and the side affects. In conclusion, as far as I could ascertain, there is no evidence that statins help women of any age, or elderly men (actually, in the elderly high cholesterol is healthy), or any men that are given the drug for primary treatment, in other words without recognized heart disease or angina pectoris. So the only ones that the studies (even with their flawed interpretations) helped were men under about 60 yrs old with previous heart conditions, not just high cholesterol.