Cholesterol in the NEWS

Two very interesting article in the copy of the daily mail in the health section.

Looking at the cost comparison, "Will NHS have the budget for it?"

This may not be new but very interesting.

Jab cuts cholesterol better than statins and may halve patients' chances of suffering a heart attack and dying

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However, PCSK9 inhibitors will be a more expensive treatment. Professor Thompson said it is estimated that the injections will cost between £4,500 to £8,000 per patient per year (the cheapest statin can cost as little as 10p per pill).

Why butter and eggs won't kill us after all: Flawed science triggers U-turn on cholesterol fears

•Foods high in cholesterol branded a danger to human health since 1970s

•Now US government is to accept advice to drop cholesterol from list of 'nutrients in concern'

•Doctors are now focusing concern on sugar as the biggest dietary threat

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  • Recent study says that statin is not good and also saturated fat cannot harm heart problems Whatever we may consume exces it became stored in the body it makes person fat and it have so much bad cholestrol and also total cholestrol no.

    it may also damages all part of the body since person became obesue. So limit carb and sugar content food to be consumed is good

    It is better to using healthy foods consuming and try to keep up activity is better unavoidablecicrcumstances go fo consult Doctor is good .

    Can u please what is your opinion about this discussion.

  • @Bala. I was put forward for the stage 3 trial on this PCSK9 drug. Stage 2 had 3,000 patients. They took their 50% reduction in heart attacks from this stage 2 trial, but the total number of heart attacks in the 3,000 group was very low. A 50% reduction may not be seen in the larger stage 3 group. The stage 3 trial will complete in 2018. The injection is given by auto-inject and is totally painless. It only has to be given once every 2 weeks. I think this will be a great alternative for those who can't take statins and can't control their cholesterol without drugs.

    I was unable to join in the trial. Statins had already lowered my cholesterol below the target for the PCSK9 drug. The article says statins reduce cholesterol by up to 30%. In my case statins reduced my cholesterol by over 60% and hugely improved my LDL/HDL ratio.

  • A report of study in NEJM states that alirocumab subcutaneous injections were given along with the highest-tolerated oral statin, not by themselves.

    Note all the drug companies that supported the authors of the study.

  • Don't get your health news from the Daily Fail! Their reporting is often wrong and this one is obviously misleading, comparing the cheapest generic statin with the predicted price of a patented medicine still being developed.

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