New cholesterol guidelines could change how statins are prescribed
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New cholesterol guidelines could change how statins are prescribed





New cholesterol guidelines could change how statins are prescribed.

New guidelines on who should take powerful cholesterol- lowering drugs will stress treating the sickest and those at the highest risk of a heart attack or stroke, as opposed to the current, more general emphasis on lowering cholesterol numbers. The changes may mean some people can skip taking the drugs, while others may be put on higher doses.The American Heart Association and the American College

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