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New Cholesterol Guidelines Could Put More Americans On Statins

New cholesterol guidelines are out, and the bottom line is millions more Americans will be getting recommendations that they should be taking a cholesterol-lowering pill every day. The new guidance, from the nation's two leading groups of heart specialists, is a big departure from the advice Americans have been getting for decades to get their cholesterol levels down to a certain number. Instead, the emphasis is on whether you fit into one of four risk groups.