Cholesterol, statins and heart disease - a debunking
There's a long article, more of a rant, really, on how cholesterol and heart disease are not causally related, nor does a diet high in saturated fats increase cholesterol, and statins are a very minor help against heart disease.
I'm not sure what to believe about all that. On the other hand, I don't take statins despite high cholesterol levels. I'm taking fish oil instead, as an uncontrolled single sample experiment :-). I'm relatively fit, I have perfect blood pressure, I'm not sedentary, I don't have a lot of stress, so I've decided not to go the statins route until this whole issue of causality clarifies itself.