I hear so many people justify their poor eating habits because they take a statin prescribed by their doctor. While statin drugs lower your cholesterol number, they DO NOT lower your risk for a cardiovascular event. Crestor reduces the risk of major cardiovascular events by only 1.2%, Lipitor by only 1.6%. What does reduce one's risk of having a major cardiovascular event is a whole foods plant based diet, more than anything else in the world! Nothing in the history of mankind has shown a risk reduction in cardiovascular events more than a whole foods plant based diet, NOTHING.