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NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — New guidelines could result in one in three adults being on cholesterol medicines called statins. Previously, the focus was on cholesterol numbers in determining whether you should take statins. But the new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology put the focus on groups at risk for heart attacks and strokes.
For example, the guidelines say all people with type two diabetes between the ages of 40 and 75 should take statins.