Media playback is unsupported on your device

Guidelines call for more people to be put on statins

12 February 2014 Last updated at 08:14 GMT

Millions more people should be put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to protect them against heart attacks and strokes, according to draft guidelines for the NHS in England.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says the scope for offering this treatment should be widened to save more lives, but some medical experts have questioned the recommendation.

Jane Dreaper reports.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.