• Mayo Clinic Minute: Who Should Take Statins?

generic pack of the controversial cholesterol preventative drug Statin - with logos removedThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 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 who should take statins.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

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

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