Could a single dose of this drug lower your cholesterol?

Could a single dose of this drug lower your cholesterol? Treatment may help those at risk of heart disease who can't take statins. Please take a look at Mail on line, link below.

Volunteers were randomly assigned to receive injections containing one of six doses of ALN-PCS.

For those given the highest dose of ALN-PCS, LDL cholesterol dropped up to 57 per cent – with an average of 40 per cent overall

Professor Peter Weissberg, medical director at the British Heart Foundation, said: ‘People with extremely high cholesterol are at increased risk of a heart attack and this approach could offer new hope for those who are resistant to statins.

‘These initial results add to growing evidence that blocking the action of a certain protein can dramatically lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.

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