Harvard Men's Health Watch

The new cholesterol-lowering drugs

Two new injected drugs can dramatically reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol. They can be lifesaving for people who have extremely high LDL because of a genetic condition called familial hypercholesterolemia. Men with high cholesterol who can’t take statins because of side effects can also benefit. The long-term safety and effectiveness of the drugs are still being studied. The drugs are expensive, which will likely limit their use at first. 
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