Statins do NOT cause liver injury.

  All statins are associated with increases in liver enzymes. But experts say that these increases in AST and ALT are NOT associated with liver damage or dysfunction.

  Even when liver enzymes jump to

  And reports of liver failure with statins are rare...about 1 case per 1 million statin prescriptions. Some experts say that reports of liver failure are most likely idiosyncratic reactions. In fact, the rate of liver failure with statins is similar to the rate in a population not taking statins.

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