• By Vivien Williams

Mayo Clinic Minute: Should You Take Statins?

April 18, 2016

generic pack of the controversial cholesterol preventative drug Statin - with logos removedAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million Americans have high cholesterol. Statins are medications that lower cholesterol levels. But, who should take them? A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that statins lower the risk of cardiovascular events in people at medium risk without cardiovascular disease.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to cardiologist Dr. Stephen Kopecky about statins and the study.

Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute.

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:05) is in the downloads. Read the script.