Statins prescribed for high cholesterol in the blood. These drugs reduce the risk of diseases of the cardiovascular system. Recent research shows that taking statins makes women more aggressive.
Scientists from the University of California conducted an experiment involving thousands of postmenopausal women and men. Some volunteers within six months took statins, the rest received a placebo. Experts monitored the level of aggression within groups.
In women in postmenopause taking statins caused seizures and aggression. A particularly pronounced effect was observed in women older than 45 years. Men, on the contrary, statins reduced the level of aggression.