Final Recommendation Statement: Statin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Adults

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released today a final recommendation statement on statin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults. The Task Force found that statin use is beneficial for some people ages 40 to 75 years who are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, but did not find enough evidence to recommend for or against statin use for people older than age 75 years.

To view the recommendation and the evidence on which it is based, please go to /uspstf/recommendation/statin-use-in-adults-preventive-medication. The final recommendation statement can also be found in the November 13, 2016,  online issue of JAMA.