Magic Cholesterol Pill Halves Heart Attack Risk

September 1, 2014 10:28 AM

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Magic Cholesterol Pill Halves Heart Attack Risk

Developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, an experimental cholesterol-lowering drug has proven itself effective in reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes in a clinical trial. Researchers reported on Sunday that it actually halved the number of heart attacks and strokes of patients included in the critical trial.

The study was retrospective and as such, is not yet conclusive, but it represents the first stepping stone in the study of drugs targeting the PCSK9 protein, which is believed to reduce the cardiovascular risk for millions of patients worldwide.

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