My LDL cholesterol has gone up considerably in the last couple years. I'm not sure if it is an inflammatory response to all the radiation, but regardless, I am thinking of adding a statin. I have read and my MO agrees there may be a mild benefit in the prostate cancer battle to adding a statin.
Does anybody know if there is a difference in that regard between the different statins? My preference would be Pravastatin. Even though it is not as strong, apparently it has fewer side effects, but I do not know if it as effective against PCa.
Interestingly, I have been primarily vegan for the last year, I am not overweight, and I exercise a lot. It was a surprise (and disappointment) that the LDL continued to increase with a "heart healthy" diet.