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US Medical Associations Issue New Guidelines for Preventing Heart Attack, Stroke

New U.S. guidelines on preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. The guidelines, issued Tuesday by two leading medical organizations, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, use a new formula to estimate a person's risk. It takes into account many factors besides cholesterol, which has been the main focus up until now. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide....

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