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It is being hailed as the most important drug since statins – and quite frankly it is amazing. This drug, also known as the “Pac Man” drug is reducing patient cholesterol levels to those seen in babies… Something that we haven’t ever seen before.

Alirocumab has been tested by a team of researches from St George’s Hospital in London. They conducted a global study of over 2,400 people and found that those given Alirocumab saw their level of fats 0.7mmol per litre of blood – something similar to what you would see in a baby. It dramatically reduced their levels of blood fats called lipoprotein (LDL), known as “bad cholesterol”.

It all but eliminated cholesterol in one third of the people who were already taking statins and halved bad cholesterol levels in people who weren’t able to take statins due to side effects. This is one of the biggest problems for people as the common side effects of statins include nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, muscle and joint pain.

This incredible drug also looks like it will be able to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke too. The drug comes as an injection, which patients administer every two weeks. Professor Ray said they had not discovered any side effects so far, but will keep studying the effects of the drug on larger groups of people. Currently, he is carrying out a study which will test how much the drug reduces heart attacks and stroke.

This is the first major breakthrough and the most effective solution since statins would discovered and it gives people who are unable to take them, an alternative option.

There’s no word about when it might become available as clinical trials are still being conducted but we imagine it to be in the next few years if it continues to have these amazing results without harming us.

Have you taken statins? Would you prefer a self-injecting drug like this? Would you take it?

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  1. This sounds an amazing break through, I wish they could find an alternative to injection

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    • Spare a thought for the type 1 diabetics like myself, who have 4 injections a day……25 years now. Hey, but the alternative isn’t great!

    • Yes you don’t have an alternative which makes it really hard, but if you didn’t take your injections you wouldn’t be here

    • So agree. I have never liked injections but the older I get the worse I am. Lately I actually get the shivers when I see someone else getting an injection and I have even put off my flu injection this year.

  2. I would love to be able to have something different as I have horrendous side effects from statins. Can’t wait for this to be available.

  3. Drugs, drugs and more drugs. I don’t even add ICE to my whiskey!

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  4. Well statins were classed as wonder drugs. But sometimes you swap one disease for another. My husband is on statins and has now developed diabetes type 2 on them. And I am sure that there will be some sort of dreadful side effects from this one too. I’m not sure that higher cholesterol is the main culprit in heart disease. Know a friend who had a reading of 3 who had to h#ave stents put in after a heart attack!

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    • Statins are known to bring on diabetes 2, heart disease and MS. They strip your brain of cholesterol and then your memory starts to go. Your brain is made up of 25% cholesterol, so it needs this to function properly.

  5. More money for big Pharma. A high percentage of people on statins don’t even need them. Red Rice Yeast is a natural alternative

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  6. Try green juice daily it will lowered cholesterol & clean fatty liver at same time….give it a go

  7. I am fortunate, my cholesterol levels are fine and I will honest with you, it is not because I have done anything to get them that way, but I don’t eat takeaway or a lot of rubbish. If I did have a problem I would try it if my doctor recommended it

  8. I used to work in a naturopathic clinic and we had great results fro a tablet of red rice yeast as a statin alternative. Same outcome no side effects. But it was removed from sale as it worked to well. May be able to still get it online. Statins weaken all muscles including heart muscle.

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