Scientists have just discovered that the risk of heart disease can be cut by focusing on treat inflammation, and not just by using statins.
A huge drug study has just discovered a major new way to lower the risk of heart attacks, an important finding in the battle against the No. 1 killer of Americans. It’s a potential additional weapon against heart disease in addition to cholesterol lowering drugs known as statins, which are taken by tens of millions of people more than two decades after they were approved for widespread use.
The findings were announced recently at a medical conference in Barcelona, and physicians from around the world called the study “huge” in terms of its potential to save lives. It validates the idea that by treating inflammation, doctors may be able to stop or at least slow heart disease.