I have been sent this abstract - exhaustive. Quite old too. Several elements jump out in particular that statins - it says - achieve something diets cannot.
"These findings, coupled with the observation that lipid lowering by other means (e.g., fibrates, resins, or diet) has no impact on stroke incidence,[6,7,21,22] suggest that statins may be unique among lipid-lowering drugs in relation to stroke reduction."
So, please read carefully (or ignore this post) and consider - does this make the incontrovertible case for statins IF (I stress 'IF') a brand can be chosen that does not give side effects? And If you also have CoQ10?