Cholesterol-reducing Drugs May Lessen Brain Function, Says Researcher
If you try to lower the cholesterol by taking medicine that is attacking the machinery of cholesterol synthesis in the liver, that medicine goes to the brain too. And then it reduces the synthesis of cholesterol which is necessary in the brain," said Shin. In his experiments, Shin tested the activity of the neurotransmitter-release machinery from brain cells without cholesterol present and measured how well the machinery functioned. He then included cholesterol in the system and again measured the protein function. Cholesterol increased protein function by five times.
Chris Masterjohn's been saying the same thing for years.
Anyway, I do not want statins!
Peter had a great post as well looking some of the dodgy science which gave rise to the whole cholesterol is bad thing.