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.