New Drug Could Help Cut Bad Cholesterol


By Molly Clifton

A new class of drugs cuts levels of bad cholesterol by up to 57-percent according to a new study.

The drugs, called RNA interference, protect receptors that clear bad cholesterol from the blood.

Researchers say more studies need to be done, but the drugs could eventually be an alternative for the 20 percent of patients who are resistant to cholesterol-reducing statins. 

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