1. Cary Jasper Cary Jasper United States says:

    This was a flawed study. If statins cause side effects, those symptoms may persist for weeks after stopping the statin. Just because they stop on the placebo month does not mean they did not quit due to actual statin caused symptoms which have carried over from the previous month. And all of these patients were expecting side effects because they were asked to resume a drug they had already quit due to side effects. That expectation alone would be expected to increase the nocebo symptoms. If you want to know the actual difference between statins and placebo, both groups need to be people that have not taken statins in the past, they should NOT switch back and forth between statins and placebo, and then they should be screened for side effects. You will see a huge difference between statins and placebo with that type of protocol.

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