I'm a 65 year old female - don't smoke or drink and I'm not obese. However, my cholesterol level has always been on the high side and I am due for another check next week. My father was diagnosed with angina in his early fifties, had his first heart attack when he was 52 and died from heart disease at the age of 64. My health centre follow the guidelines for prescribing Statins, in that I am seen to be low-risk and therefore have not been prescribed them. However, I am concerned that, considering my family history, I should be taking them. What do you think?