Um – I’ll take clearheadedness over a potential to keep arteries clear.
On balance, most cardiologists see little cause for concern. “The benefits far outweigh the risks,” says Antonio Gotto, dean of the Weill-Cornell Medical School and past president of the American Heart Association. Dr. Gotto, who has consulted for most of the statin makers and been involved in many of the trials, says “I would hate to see people frightened off taking statins because they think it’s going to cause memory loss.”
And fuzzy thinking.