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proves low cholesterol doesn’t prevent attacks

Posted by overton @ 12:58 on October 10, 2017  

maybe they should test for CRP instead of wasting billions on statins

Groundbreaking drug for heart disease — really?

“The new drug is called canakinumab (brand name Ilaris), and it decreases inflammation as measured by a blood test called hsCRP (highly sensitive C-reactive protein). Ilaris was given to 10,000 heart attack survivors who were already on a statin and had normal cholesterol, but elevated hsCRPs. The patients on Ilaris were followed for four years and, compared with a placebo group, had a 15 percent lower risk of recurrent heart attacks and strokes, and “surprisingly a lower rate of cancer.”

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