1. Statins are not scientifically proven to prevent heart disease, which is the primary reason millions of people are on these drugs in the first place.
2. The Statin side effects are now clearly correlated by the research. Extensive use of Statins leads to many serious problems including muscle pain and weakness, decreased immune system, and brain degeneration leading to Alzheimers, Dementia, and depression.
So why are they still being prescribed more and more all the time? It's either ignorance or greed. So if your doctor prescribes this medication for you, ask them which one it is for them.
How to actually prevent heart disease.
Specific anti-inflammatory diet and plenty of exercise daily.