Should 500K more young people be on statins? Guidelines say yes, JAMA reports

If physicians followed new cholesterol guidelines for statin use, almost half a million young people in the U.S. would be prescribed a statin, a JAMA Pediatrics study concludes. Some 483,500 people aged 17 to 21 years would be in line for the cholesterol drugs under the new recommendations from the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Report