Dumifying it is!
The Scientific American released an awesome little capture that by now everyone should know with the title: Do Statins Produce Neurological Effects? Since you may not have subscription to this magazine, let me summarize the findings by quoting a few things into one sentence:
“Statins… produce neurological effects… studies show that statins can influence our sleep and behavior—and perhaps even change the course of neurodegenerative conditions, including dementia. The most common adverse effects include muscle symptoms, fatigue and cognitive problems… peripheral neuropathy—burning, numbness or tingling in their extremities—poor sleep, and greater irritability and aggression… statins generally reduce the risk of ischemic strokes… but can also increase the risk of hemorrhagic strokes, or bleeding into the brain…[they] also appear to increase or decrease aggression [based on gender]… women taking statins… showed increased aggression; men… less, possibly because of reduced testosterone levels… Statins may also affect neurodegenerative disorders, such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)… some patients taking statins develop ALS or ALS-like conditions with progressive muscle wasting… statins cause increases or decreases in tissue damage known as oxidative stress, involved in neurodegenerative diseases.”
Do you have further questions? If yes, ask away!
As far as I am concerned, statins should be trashed by all, except the few with dangers for ischemic stroke (blood clot). Everyone else just gets dummyfied so stop taking the thing! Stay smart!
Comments welcome as always,