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Good news, bad news. A recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control finds that high cholesterol is on the decline in the U.S., but it also finds that far too many people with high cholesterol are not taking appropriate medication. 

Who’s eligible for such medication? According to the American College of Cardiology, 78 million Americans (36.7 percent of the population) fall into one of the following categories that justifies LDL-lowering medication: 

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