Hello, chowhounds, I'm a journalist working on a newspaper article about cholesterol-challenged foodies who are able to remain foodies because they take statins (Zocor, etc.). The inspiration for the idea, by the way, is that I myself am a cholesterol-challenged foodie who is able to remain a foodie because I take Zocor. Have you been eating steak three times a week, guilt-free, ever since you started taking meds? Have those little pills given you license to eat things you'd shy away from if statins didn't exist? If you fit the bill yourself, or know someone who does, I would be grateful to hear your experiences and stories.