Panel Recommends Statin Drugs For Many Over Age 40

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Panel Recommends Statin Drugs For Many Over Age 40

A panel of medical experts gathered by the federal government now officially recommends that a broad swath of the U.S. population over age 40 should take statin drugs. According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations released this week, Americans from 40 to 75 with at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease and a 10% or higher risk of heart attack or stroke over the next decade should take statins.