Cholesterol Drugs and Aggression
Cholesterol lowering drugs that fit into the category of statins have recently been linked to increases in aggression and irritability in women who take them. The finding of the study supporting this information was recently published in Plos One.
What are statins?
Statins are drugs designed to block the enzyme produced in the liver that produces cholesterol. By blocking the production of the cholesterol people have a lower risk of suffering from cardiac episodes like heart attacks and strokes.
When the body produces excessive amounts of cholesterol, this causes the build-up of plaque in the arteries leading to the heart. The build-up reduces the amount of blood flow that goes through the body, and eventually causes the person to suffer from things like strokes.