Rea came across this piece of research, published in the BMJ last week, which highlights increased risk of liver/kidney damage and myopathy and cataracts from taking statins. The research highlights some of the possible side effects of taking higher doses of statins.
As a result of this, Doctors are being urged to choose the lowest possible dose when they prescribe cholesterol lowering statins.
If you currently take statins you may wish to review this with your GP and Ophthalmologist, discuss the benefits against the risks to find out if drug you are prescribed should be changed.
The link below takes you to the published paper.