A team of researchers from the Medical University of Vienna is in the process of testing the safety of their experimental cholesterol-lowering vaccine in 72 volunteers. This vaccine, successfully tested in mice, can help prevent heart disease in the future.
The treatment was designed to stop deposits of fat from clogging the arteries. It can be an alternative way to lower the risk of stroke, angina, and heart attacks.
Dr. Guenther Staffler and his colleagues from The Netherlands Organisation of Applied Scientific Research explain that it will take years more of testing to know if the treatment will be safe and effective enough to use. The scientists also add that this medication is not an excuse for people to avoid exercise and eat high-fat food.