New Cholesterol Vaccine Shows Promise, But Don't Eat Extra Bacon Just Yet

A new vaccine developed by the University of New Mexico and the National Institutes of Health shows promise as a cholesterol-lowering agent, one potentially more effective than the statins millions of Americans currently take to keep their cholesterol levels in check.

Unlike statins, which reduce cholesterol by hindering the liver's ability to produce it in the first place, the vaccine targets a specific protein in the liver called PCSK9. The protein helps regulate the amount of...

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