As Bill Sardi has pointed out, Crestor lowered C-reactive protein by 37%, but vitamin
E lowers it by 32%, (5) and vitamin
C by 25.3%. (6,7) These effects are similar to those of statins and would be expected to provide comparable benefits, without side effects and at a lower cost.
Crestor and other statin drugs have serious side effects. The incidence of established side-effects, such as rhabdomyolysis (0.3 per 10,000 per year), myopathy (1.1 per 10,000) and peripheral neuropathy (1.