Screenshot courtesy of Stat | A new analysis suggests that far fewer Americans would be candidates for cholesterol-lowering drugs to prevent cardiovascular disease. TIM BOYLE/GETTY IMAGES

Millions fewer people may need statins, a new study suggests. But guidelines have yet to agree.

New estimates show that a revised risk calculator for cardiovascular disease places far fewer Americans — as many as 40% less — as candidates for cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Read in STAT


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