Use of cholesterol-lowering meds on the rise

December 24, 2014 12:41 PM

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Use of cholesterol-lowering meds on the rise

The percentage of Americans taking medication to control their cholesterol has risen by a third over the past decade, a new study finds.

In 2012, the percentage of people ages 40 and over who said they had used a cholesterol-lowering medication in the past month was 28 percent, up from 20 percent in 2003, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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