Cholesterol itself is not a culprit but a symptom of severe health issues. When the body is in dire straights, it resorts to less-than-perfect repairs to limp on. <br />
Statins do not address the underlying cause of high cholesterol, but only mask that symptom, and cause many more in the process. Consult more than one doctor, see a nutritionist, or a natural doctor, or all of the above.
It has a connection.