The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force yesterday recommended that clinicians offer low- or moderate-dose statins to adults aged 40 to 75 without a history of cardiovascular disease who have at least one risk factor and a 10% or higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years. The task force also recommended clinicians selectively offer statins to people with a 10-year risk between 7.5% and 10%, based on professional judgment and patient preferences. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or smoking.