According to a recent post on Dr. Joel Fuhrman's blog DiseaseProof, there is a strong link between the use of statin drugs and kidney disease. Below is an except from this post. For the full article follow this link.
"Those who began taking high potency statins had a 34% increased
risk of being hospitalized for acute kidney injury within the first
six months of statin therapy compared to those on lower doses.
Although this study did not evaluate the risk associated with
low-potency statin use vs. no statin use, the data does establish that
statin drugs may have harmful effects on the kidney."
main message in Dr. Fuhrman's post is that we have a choice when facing
elevated cholesterol, we can either take a medication such as statin
drugs, which not only increase the risk of kidney damage, but also make us more vulnerable to liver and muscle damage, or we can make lifestyle changes that are also effective at lowering cholesterol but with zero side effect. Switching to a whole foods plant-based diet, and getting regular moderate to vigorous exercise are extremely effective at lowering the risk of heart disease. So which will it be -- drugs or lifestyle changes. To me, the choice is obvious.