New Cholesterol Drug Called More Effective Than Statins

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Millions of people around the world at risk for disease are taking a statin drug to help lower bad cholesterol, known as LDL [Low Density Lipoprotein]. But statin drugs are not as effective in raising HDL [High Density Lipoprotein], the good cholesterol in the blood that helps fight disease. Now doctors are excited about a new drug that dramatically increases those HDL levels. But as VOA's Melinda Smith reports, patients may still have to wait a few years before the drug is available to the public. Video streamed by www.AllThingsScience.com

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