Article by Dr. B M Hegde (link at the end) on why taking statins are bad for you. He also talks about the statistical scam that all medical research indulges in.
In case you get hit by a bus tomorrow, by all means rush to a hospital to get treated. Allopathic drugs and the whole medical edifice are ok only for emergency life threatening stuff. For any chronic problem, it is not the problem in isolation that is the issue, it is a whole host of lifestyle factors including what kind of food you have, your level of physical activity, and how much you can avoid stressful situations. For these problems, taking tablets is not the solution, especially allopathic tablets; in fact what doctors recommend is only going to take you deeper into the mire, and make you more and more unhealthy, for which you will take more and more medicine - a vicious cycle.
If you are taking statins now, stop it right away. And don't go and ask your doctor for advice. Doctors don't know enough about health to offer advice on such matters!
Unrelated, but in today's context, if you want to know the one thing to do that will safeguard your health the most, it is this: Avoid Processed foods. Which means any food that comes from a factory, and that includes biscuits, bread, maggi noodles, chocolate bars, soft drinks, ready to eat foods, cereals, packaged juices, and also so-called fresh foods which hide within them highly processed foods, like chain-store pizzas, burgers, etc. Just go to your local darshini or paratha joint, and eat the freshly cooked stuff there; whatever the oil they use, and whatever else they do, it is still better than eating food coming out of packets.
Again, don't try to read the labels, look at 'safe' limits, or try to reason it out in any way. When you don't eat anything from a packet, there are no labels to read! Just avoid all processed food, period; it is better to go hungry (fasting is anyway healthy) than to eat processed foods. I have tons of sources to back up what I am saying, but that I will keep for another time.
(And you are wondering in what way am I qualified to advise on such matters - I am not a doctor, and that is a good start :-) )
Dr. Hegde's article in the latest issue of Moneylife magazine: