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"A study conducted by Matthew Muldoon of the University of Pittsburgh showed that patients treated with statins for six months compared poorly with patients on a placebo in solving complex mazes, psychomotor skills and memory tests". [/QUOTE]

Well, I don't know if they did "poorly" compared with placebo..here is a quote:




[FONT=Arial Black]One study looked at 308 men who were given a placebo or the statin Zocor for six months. In memory tests and a test involving a complex maze, the statin users did not perform as well as those on the placebo. The difference was subtle but significant, said the study's lead author, Matthew Muldoon, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

"We don't know why it's happening," he said.

Muldoon said one theory is that along with cholesterol, statins may lower levels of omega-3 fat, which is vital to a healthy brain. Another possibility is that the drugs also lower levels of a substance known as Coenzyme Q10, an anti-oxidant and essential nutrient for cells.[/FONT]

The word "significant" here means the results were statistically better than chance, but the differences in performance between the two groups were still "subtle". He mentions Omega 3 and Q10...I take both with my Crestor.





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