He admits that medicine containing statin lowers cholesterol and decreases the possibility of death by heart attack. However, he feels these drugs may be unnecessary if a patient's risk of heart disease is not significant. He adds that there is no proven link between lowering cholesterol and heart disease.
A working group from the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim recommends that high cholesterol treatments be given to Finns at great risk of heart and vascular disease. Nearly half a million Finns take cholesterol-lowering medication and over 3 million have elevated cholesterol.