Half of US adults who would benefit from statins AREN'T taking them

Nearly half of adults in the US who suffer from high cholesterol are putting their lives at risk by not taking statins.

More than a third are eligible to take cholesterol-lowering medication – but close to half are choosing not to take the drugs.

As a result, they are putting themselves at a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned.

Overall, 36.7 percent of Americans are eligible to take cholesterol-lowering drugs - that's 78.1 million people - but only 55 percent of those people are taking them. High cholesterol can lead to heart disease or stroke

Overall, 36.7 percent of Americans are eligible…

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