Help Ensure Safe Use of Statins in Patients Under Age 40

We're getting questions about whether adults under age 40 should get a statin for high cholesterol if they DON'T have heart disease.

We know statins (atorvastatin, etc) are beneficial regardless of age in patients who've had a heart attack or stroke.

But there's no evidence to say whether patients under 40 with high cholesterol should take a statin to prevent first-time cardiovascular (CV) problems.

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