The raison d'etre of this website is to provide you with hard scientific information which may help you make informed decisions in your quest for health (so far I have blogged concise summaries of over 1,500 scientific studies and have had three books published).

My research is mainly focused on the effects of cholesterol, saturated fat and statin drugs on health. If you know anyone who is worried about their cholesterol levels and heart disease, or has been told to take statin drugs you could send them a link to this website, and to my statin or cholesterol or heart disease books.

David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Statins increase aggression in women

This study was published in the Journal of Womens Health 2008 Mar;17(2):187-94

Study title and authors:
Lipid-lowering medication use and aggression scores in women: a report from the NHLBI-sponsored WISE study.
Olson MB, Kelsey SF, Matthews KA, Bairey Merz CN, Eteiba W, McGorray SP, Cornell CE, Vido DA, Muldoon MF.
Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

This study can be accessed at:

The aim of this study was to examine the association between the use of cholesterol lowering medication and aggression. The study measured aggression levels in 498 women who had suspected heart disease.

The study revealed that women on cholesterol lowering medication (88% were on statins) had higher aggression levels than those not on medication.