The results are clear. There is no truth behind the claims of benefit from statins. Even though three times as many Swedish people between ages 40 and 79 were taking statins, there was no reduction in heart attacks. It's unfortunate that the study didn't also investigate the adverse effects caused by them. Then we would know how many people were harmed by these drugs that are known to cause muscle pain and destruction.
The study covered nearly the entire Swedish population aged 40-79 for the years 1998-2000. They included the data from 289 municipalities, which included all areas of the country, urban, suburban, country, industrial, and everything inbetween. The only one left out could not be included because of missing data. The total numbers were 1,926,113 men and 1,995,981 women—a total of 3,922,094 people.
Results from virtually the entire Swedish population demonstrated that the threefold increase in statins use provided no benefit.