Statins Trigger Brain Changes With Devastating Effects

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Statin drugs are associated with an increased risk of depression and anxiety. Researchers also find they increase acts of aggression and violence, raise the risk of suicide and compromise cognition
  • The number of people taking the drugs increased to 35 million in the U.S. following new recommendations in 2016
  • The scientific community is marked by a significant lack of interest in investigating the effects on personality
  • Other known side effects include musculoskeletal disorders, atherosclerosis, cataracts, neurodegenerative diseases and osteoporosis
  • Your protection may be increased by evaluating your risk of heart disease, understanding your cholesterol numbers and analyzing your iron levels and overall diet

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