The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released new cholesterol guidelines for treating high cholesterol and risk factors of heart disease in adults. The updated recommendations have outraged some and prompted a public discussion about the safety of statins and the need for cholesterol drugs for those who are at risk of a cardiovascular event or stroke.
Who Should Take Statins?
The new cholesterol guidelines proposed by these organizations encourage the expanded use of statins, cholesterol lowering drugs, to prevent a heart disease or stroke. Previously, the existence of high LDL cholesterol was a precursor for any of the[…]