I'm sure this has been posted on here before, but I just found it. Interesting stats from UCLA:
However the funny part is one doctor argues that this means our current guidelines aren't LOW enough:
Among individuals without any prior cardiovascular disease or diabetes, 72.1 percent had [hospital] admission LDL levels less than 130 mg/dL, which is the current LDL cholesterol target for this population.
"Almost 75 percent of heart attack patients fell within recommended targets for LDL cholesterol, demonstrating that the current guidelines may not be low enough to cut heart attack risk in most who could benefit," said Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow