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Should I take a “statin” cholesterol medication if my ten year heart attack risk is 10% or greater?
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Cholesterol medication is a huge controversy…but the bottom line is that it saves lives, especially if you have already diagnosed heart disease or heart attack. Prevention of a first heart attack is not as robust of proof, but nonetheless, it exists, despite what many say.
Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults: Preventive Medication Released November 2016 https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/statin-use-in-adults-preventive-medication1