- By Joel Streed
Should you take statins: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
According 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 Radio Health Minute we hear from cardiologist Dr. Stephen Kopecky about statins and the study.
To listen, click the link below.