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Old Sun, Dec-23-18, 12:15
dan_rose dan_rose is offline
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Originally Posted by WereBear
Many statin skeptics believe the tiny benefit in a small number of cases is actually from the anti-inflammatory effect, but there are far better ways to achieve it.

Malcolm Kendrick puts it down (at least partly) to statins increasing nitric oxide:
Statins, for example, which are held up as inarguable proof of the LDL hypothesis. How do they actually work to reduce the risk of CVD? It is because they increase nitric oxide synthesis in endothelial cells, and nitric oxide protects the endothelium, stimulates the growth of endothelial progenitor cells, and is also the most powerful anticoagulant agent known to nature.

If this is the case, you'd be better off taking L-Arginine or Viagra.
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