Statins work because they are antimicrobial. Stopping the microbial process results in there not being what they call cholesterol from being used to repair the microbial damage. We also call it scar tissue.
If you have use for statins in your body it is because you have one, some or all of these overgrowing in or on your person. So not really a waste of time if you have one of these living in or on you.
Just sayin…Statins might be the lesser of the evils.
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