Excuse me I am in a very reflective mood. My father died last weekend. He was 95. I cared for him for 12 years fetching a huge bag of tablets from the doctors every month. He was on tablets for heart failure, chronic kidney disease, statins (of course) then tablets such as quinine for cramps etc etc. To dad'sgeneration doctor was god you never questioned anything. But he eventually died of liver cancer! Do you think all the drugs that was thrown at the poor liver to metabolise affected it like alcohol would? But he did live until a ripe old age!
I found the doctors zoom in on the one presenting problem (only have ten minutes) prescribe another tablet which then gets on repeat prescription.
When I studied the heart years ago I remember a lovely clause 'web of causation' . The author was stating the risk factors for heart disease. High cholesterol was only one factor. Obesity, smoking, diabetes, genetics. The more of these you have the higher the risk. As we know cholesterol is more complicated now but what I'm saying is perhaps don't fixate just on one thing. Look at the whole picture. Reflection over!