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Statins-prescribed-to-all-over-60s-539692The pills are usually only prescribed to those with cardiovascular disease or those deemed to have a 10 per cent risk of developing the condition within 10 years. Now researchers are recommending they are given to healthy adults. They believe too many ­people wait too long before beginning to take statins. The advice, from a US study, chimes with ­British medics who think the treatment should be offered much earlier to increase patients’ life expectancy. At Express UK