Statins are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels. Increased cholesterol levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease and statins have been found to prevent cardiovascular disease in those who are at high risk. The use of statins in seniors has come under controversy recently. The question is whether or not older adults should take statins if they have elevated cholesterol but no evidence of heart disease.
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