- Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol Updated: Mar-29-14 6:50 pm
- Study finds many preteens have high cholesterol Updated: Mar-28-14 10:03 am
WASHINGTON - A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can't tolerate or don't get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs that have been used for this for decades.
There's fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline or high cholesterol when tested during routine physical exams.