I am a 55 year old male, 5'5" & 135#, BP typically 110/70, cholesterol around 220 with HDL above 60. I eat a healthy diet, take a multivitamin and an 81 mg aspirin daily and run 4 days/week (about 10 miles total) and lift weights the other 3. In addition to the elevated cholesterol, my primary risk factor is heredity; grandfather had fatal heart attack at 65, father had non-fatal heart attack at 58 (still alive at 78). Both were overweight and relatively inactive. Last year my heart scan score was 34 which says I have some coronary artery disease. I have been able to get my cholesterol level below 200. My GP has asked me if I want to try statins. So far I have declined because I don't like the thought of taking a drug for potentially the rest of my life. I just wonder if my healthy lifestyle is enough to overcome my bad genes. Any opinions?