This does not imply that I play Russian roulette with my life. But I'm skeptical of research that I believe exaggerates the benefits of CLDs. Statistics can always be manipulated to show great results.
Besides, I'm not the only one that questions the use of CLDs. Dr. Ikas Sukhatme, Professor of Medicine at The Harvard Medical School, developed leg pain while taking a CLD. This prompted him to discover a gene called atrogen-1 which triggers the breakdown of proteins in muscle tissue. He also showed that the higher the dose, the greater the destruction of muscle tissue.
Another researcher, Dr. Annette Draeger, of the University of Berne, Switzerland, obtained biopsies of CLD patients complaining of muscle pain. Significant muscle injury was shown in 57% of patients.
These findings always confuse me in the context of statins being good for CVD. Isn't the heart a muscle?