Study Finds New Way To Clear Cholesterol From Blood

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  1. Gahars
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    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    If you've been reading up on your health journals, or listening in to all of those Honey Nut Cheerios commercials, you'll know that high amounts of cholesterol isn't all that good for you. It blocks up the bloodstream and can have a serious impact on your health.

    Basically, mo' lesterol, mo' problems Oh god that doesn't sound right at all im so sorry forgive m

    Naturally, finding ways to reduce it is something of a priority for scientists. And luckily, it seems scientists may have had something of a breakthrough in breaking through cholesterol.

    [​IMG] Sci-News

    Finally, we're putting the "less" in "cho-less-terol". (OP's Note: Ignore the fact that it is spelled "cholesterol")

    Now, there are a few caveats to consider here. This has only been tested in mice so far, and researchers involved with the project aren't sure it'll be any more effective treatment methods. Still, it's alternative, and further testing may prove it to be even more effective. Even if it isn't more effective, having multiple options can only be a plus.

    So yeah, good news all the way. Congrats, scientists - you're on a choleste-roll.
     
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  2. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

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    It could lead to gene therapy drugs, beats Lipitor anyday or any statin, which have horrible and deadly side effects.
     
  3. Foxi4

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    I'm sorry guys, I had to. :tpi:
     
  4. chavosaur

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    Brb gonna empty a salt shaker on my popcorn~
     
  5. Densetsu

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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    That's sodium, not cholesterol :P
     
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  6. mysticwaterfall

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    Interesting idea actually to attack the problem from a new angle, especially for people who have serious cholesterol that can't be managed right now.

    I hate to burst hops bubble though as these would probably have the same "horrible and deadly" side effects as statins given where they would work (but presumably, less risk of rhabdomyolisis). Seriously, if I wanted to pick a deadly drug it wouldn't be a statin, it would be something that actually kills people regularly or something people think is harmless but actually hurts people everyday. You know what the most frequent non-intentional overdose is? Tylenol. It's caused more liver damage then every statin combined, yet is over the counter. In fact, its the leading cause of acute liver failure in the US. The same types of things can be said for numerous other drugs.

    Now, I certainly don't think statins are right for everybody. But singleing them out is silly. Do statins have side effects? Yes. Are they bothersome in most people? No. Are they in some people? Yes. The same for any drug.
     
  7. chavosaur

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    This explains my failure in chemistry my sophomore year >.>
    Sodium effects blood pressure right?
     
  8. the_randomizer

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    But is perfectly safe in controlled amounts (typically 1500 mg or less) and is an electrolyte. Taking excess amounts can lead to high blood pressure.
     
  9. IBNobody

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    Re: Popcorn and salt.

    It's the butter that you've got to watch.
     
  10. J-Machine

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    I wonder if this discriminates against the bad cholesterol only
     
  11. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

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    Reading the source article, it does seem to Target LDL (the bad one).