In this article the author lays out why she’s decided to stay on statins. But what is remarkable is that she has had over 700 comments to her original article. I’ve read through some of them and there are many readers who think that the side effects are downplayed by physicians. Some of the readers dispute the science of whether they really even help. Keep in mind that Statins are one of the huge blockbuster drugs. It’s really hard to get good quality studies when so much is at stake, imho.