NHS hospitals to trial life-saving heart treatment that ‘works better than statins’

HOSPITALS are to trial a life-saving heart treatment said to work better than statins.

Ministers revealed that 40,000 Brits will get the twice-a-year jab of Inclisiran, which halves cholesterol in two weeks with no side-effects.

40,000 Brits will receive the twice-a-year jab which is said to work better than statins
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40,000 Brits will receive the twice-a-year jab which is said to work better than statins[/caption]

Statins cut bad fats by a third — but a fifth of patients complain of muscle pain and ditch them.

Inclisiran works by switching off genes in the liver that stop the body breaking down cholesterol.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said it could save 30,000 lives in a decade if 300,000 take it every year.

The £60million trial will be funded by drug firm Novartis. If a success, ­officials say the jab could be available on the NHS next year.

Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, of the British Heart Foundation, said it could be “rapidly adopted” to “maximise” lives saved.


GYM IN A PILL

A PILL could replace exercise for sofa loafers, it’s claimed.

Scientists in America found the protein Sestrin mimics a gym session.

They say it occurs naturally in workouts and could be used to keep inactive muscles strong.

Source: thesun
NHS hospitals to trial life-saving heart treatment that ‘works better than statins’