- By Joel Streed
Should older people take statins: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Statins are medications designed to lower cholesterol to decrease your risk of cardiovascular issues, such as heart attacks. Recent research shows that people 75 and older who go off statins have an increased risk of hospitalization because of cardiovascular problems. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, tells us why many older people who take statins should stay on them. To listen, click the link below.