Does your doctor believe you have specific risk factors for stroke & heart attack?
Statins are serious medications.
You ask a "how many angels are on the head of a pin" question. Statins are widely promoted and the drug companies have thousands of studies to show they are worthwhile. On the other hand statins dissolve cholesterol and memories are stored in cholesterol. They are linked to dementia. Dr. Mercola has a website with his opinions on statins, the risks and benefits..
How are your vitamin D levels? Sometimes if we correct Vitamin D deficiency, cholesterol levels become balanced.