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Experimental cholesterol drugs could reduce heart risk

1 year 7 months 1 week ago March 15, 2015 Mar 15, 2015 Sunday, March 15 2015 March 15, 2015 1:00 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

SAN DIEGO - New research is boosting hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems.

Studies presented at a cardiology conference in San Diego today suggest that people taking one of these drugs had half the risk of dying or suffering a heart problem compared to others who were given the usual care.

However, side effects remain a question. The Food and Drug Administration will decide this summer whether to allow the drugs on the market.

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