100 people who take a statin for 5 years, only 2 of 100 will avoid a myocardial infarction [heart attack], and 98 of the 100 will not experience any benefit. There will be no mortality benefit for any of the 100 people taking the medicine every day for 5 years.
Good to know that Red Yeast Rice [as capsules] can have the same benefit [the statin were developed from Red Yeast Rice -a thousand years old traditional Chines fermented food-and now and then I am advising them, but one should take only well examined brands
They are not sold [imported] in Israel .
WHY?? One can only guess….