We could be seeing the beginnings of a new type of cholesterol lowering drug.

We could be seeing the beginnings of a new type of cholesterol lowering drug.

Posted at 10:11 pm on March 20th, 2015

The absorption reduced cholesterol absorption by the intestineresearchers say they now know how to prevent the intestine absorbs cholesterol. We could be seeing the beginnings of a new type of cholesterol – lowering drug. There is a drug called Zetia, which lowers cholesterol in the body -. The problem was that nobody knew why and how the drug did. The medication is. Schering-Plough Corporation.

According to an article in the journal Science, we are now able to explain how Zetia works.Scot Atlman Graziano said that the drug affects a protein. This protein is called NPC1L1.If the researchers genetically some mice that lacked this protein designed, they found that these mice absorb much less dietary cholesterol they received compared to other normal mice. The absorption was 70 percent less, in fact.The researchers found and that the check is not working by 66 per cent of fewer chances linked to the achievement the 90-minute window for primary angioplasty were to recommended which American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

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