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Monday, August 28, 2017

Wonderdrug could prevent thousands of heart attacks

Thousands of lives could be saved thanks to a new heart drug hailed as the biggest breakthrough since statins.

In a landmark four-year trial, scientists found that the drug – given by injection every three months – cut the risk of heart attacks by a quarter.

The 10,000-patient study, involving 1,000 doctors in 39 countries, also suggested it could halve the risk of dying from lung cancer and prevent arthritis and gout.

Scientists last night said the treatment marked ‘a new era of therapeutics’ that could save thousands of lives.

The drug, Canakinumab, works by reducing inflammation – a major new approach in heart medicine.



Rebel Without a Clue said...

I thought that the secret was baby aspirin. I must've been wrong for the last ten years.

Anonymous said...

Nope. Not wrong. Aspirin just isn't profitable enough.

Anonymous said...

There are natural ways to reduce 'inflammation', which is the primary cause of ALL disease. DIET; low carb, good fats and good protein. Fish oil in much higher doses will also reduce inflammation. I'll say check with your doc for the go ahead, but 95% of them don't have a clue and will just laugh and prescribe stents and statins...oh well.

Anonymous said...

Not available for poor people.

Anonymous said...

Just think, if this drug was developed by a company Pres. Trump owned, the Media and the rest of the nut cases wouldn't want it.