Jill Tucker, RN says:

“Here is a breakdown of the important parts of the new cholesterol guidelines—the most significant changes in years. Targets are de-emphasized: don’t obsess about cholesterol levels. What’s important is to carefully know your risk of heart disease and stroke and choose a drug treatment that has proven to lower risk. And if you need drug therapy statins are recommended.”
3 Things to Know About the New Cholesterol Guidelines

Well.NYTimes.com  November 12, 2013