Hi, Had a conversation with my GP. He gave me a risk test which was suggested by my consultant. My risk score was double for a man of my age and medical history. However, the test score would have been less if I didn't have a metabolism condition, as he took the score as though it was the same as a diabetic! He wants me to start having a statin. Think it's simavastatin! For info at my last test Hba1c is 32mmols. Thyroid, and thyroid function, normal Total cholesterol 4.8 Triglycerides. 0.8 HDL. 1.42 LDL. 3.0 Liver and kidney function, good. Calcium. Good. I am in ketosis and have great energy levels and I'm feeling very well. I did ask why, he said it's the risk factors for cardiovascular. I asked if it was the cholesterol, he fudged the question, as I said I wasn't to keen on taking the statin, he asked me to try them, and have blood tests, in 3 weeks time. I do have family history, with cardiovascular, but my last test was very good! I'm confused, why when feeling great, I should take them now? the more I read and research and my heart and lungs are fine. I have low carbed myself back to health! Why wasn't I prescribed them ten years or more ago when I was struggling with my health? Like stable, fire, horse!! He did say that he couldn't force me to take them.