Statins are not necessary in most all cases. They are marked by big pharma as an easy way to make lots of money.If you eat lots of good fat ie:avocados,olive oil,coconut oil,salmon oil etc then you will be just fine as long as it is not in the context of sugar and refined starches. Read the best book for your health by Dr. Hyman called 'Eat fat get thin' . He's the head of the Cleveland clinic on nutrition. I just started doing it 1 month ago and I feel great and it's easy to follow wth good whole food etc. There's no discussion or debate about this. Just do it, it's the only way to go. Not only will it add years to your life but it aidd add life to your years!