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JAMA Viewpoints Poll

Should a Healthy Man Be Treated With a Statin?

Should a 55-year-old man who is otherwise well, with systolic blood pressure of 110 mm Hg, total cholesterol of 250 mg/dL, and no family history of premature coronary heart disease be treated with a statin?

Read the related articles (all are freely available):

Statin Therapy for Healthy Men Identified as "Increased Risk" by Michael J. Blaha, MD, MPH; Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH; and Roger S. Blumenthal, MD

Healthy Men Should Not Take Statins by Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, and Mitchell H. Katz, MD

The Debut of Dueling Viewpoints by Phil Fontanarosa, MD, MBA, and Howard Bauchner, MD