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Memory loss from cholesterol drugs real:

Memory loss from cholesterol drugs real: How it might happen: Statins effect on the brain is real

Researchers from University of Arizona discovered brain cells treated with statins swell, causing a sort of traffic jam in signaling cells of the brain known as neurons; revealed in lab studies. The result could explain why some people taking cholesterol lowering drugs report difficulty thinking and memory loss.

The scientists have dubbed what they saw in the lab as the "beads-on-a-string" effect that is probably more severe than what really happens to people sensitive to statins who suffer memory problems. The study authors say the swelling seen in the brain’s neuron was significant.

 There is also still a lot we don’t know about how they affect behavior and cognition. Another side effect reported by patients who take the drugs is muscle pain