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.