- Statins were first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1987.
- Updated guidelines from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) suggest that statins benefit those ages 40 to 75 with at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
- However, questions remain about who exactly can benefit from them.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disability globally, and there have been concerted efforts for decades to prevent and minimize its impact.
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Lifestyle interventions are important for preventing cardiovascular disease, with smoking,