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Has this been proven to help? I was surfing through last month's Ode magazine & one of the articles mentioned drinking green tea for this purpose. I drink green tea all the time, just because I LIKE it, but it would be nice to know that it is protecting me from my lovastatin!

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I am not sure what you mean. I drink green, white, orange, and black teas daily. I also take a statin. Should I not be drinking tea?

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The Ode magazine article states:

if you really need to take statins, drink green tea to counteract the harmful side effects.

It is sort of a "throw-away" line, but I've seen other advice to the effect of drinking green tea or taking the coenzyme Q10 to ward off the side effects of statin drugs. I was asking if there are any studies that substantiate the claims. If a patient is experiencing memory loss or reduced strength due to statins, can green tea mitigate these effects?

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Granny, I volunteer YOU to be the experiment.
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So far I'm still fuzzy-brained & weak in the elbows! :D :D :D And I drink a LOT of green tea - it's the only tea I drink.

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Hey Granny over here they sometimes drink tea LOL.
Attached please find some tea information.
I prefer Crysanthemum (Flower) Tea.

The flower tea I enjoy most (tastes a little sweet) is not recommended for diabetics or those with certain allergies.
Another type of flower tea, which is more bitter - tastes like medicine is fine for diabetics.
How to tell the difference with flower diameters of equal size - say 1/2"
The sweet variety has a noticeable dark green center with white-yellowish petals.
The bitter one has a very small center, mostly petals, and are yellow-greenish as if not ripe.

Hope this helps

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