Statin by itself will not help you much. But statin w/ lifestyle change is net benefit, maybe to point of not needing statin (?). Lifestyle change is key. Is he comparing lifestyle change w/ and w/o statin?
Cholesterol oxidation is produced during heating of animal products. Microwaving is particularly bad! Oxidation exposure, naturally, also causes cholesterol "oxidation."
Chicken 2x as bad as beef!
White meat more susceptible to cholesterol oxidation.
Steaming produces high COX.
Low cholesterol levels associated with some cancers appear to be caused by the cancer. Low cholesterol does not cause cancer.
Best marker is tryglycerides(TG) / HDL... TG drop off fat to fat cell and become small LDL, the bad kind.
Plant-based helps some. Amla may help (disputable). Generally, Lp(a) blood levels are primarily genetic, and diet only helps some and no FDA approved drug works to lower.
.@nutrition_facts reviews which #vegetables bind cholesterol-laden bile acids best while traveling through the intestines, thus preventing bile re-absorption. Beets can't be beat.