Call for Comments: U.S. Task Force Backs Preventive Statin Use for Adults 40+

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) proposed recommending low- to moderate-dose statins for primary prevention in adults 40 to 75 with at least one cardiovascular disease risk factor and a 10-year risk of 10% or greater. Risk factors includes high total cholesterol or triglycerides, high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking. Recommendations are available for public comments on the USPSTF website until Jan. 25, 2016. ( Source: Reuters)