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Statins 'could benefit healthy people' study suggests

17 May 2012 Last updated at 19:04 BST

Thousands of heart attacks and strokes could be prevented if the cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, were more widely prescribed, research suggests.

The study of 175,000 patients, in the Lancet, said even very low-risk patients benefited from the medication.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.