Thursday January 18th 2018

£6m statin trial raises hope drug can be used to treat multiple sclerosis

Trial involving almost 1,200 people aims to ‘establish definitively’ whether cholesterol drug can slow disability progressionScientists are hopeful a major drug trial will establish that statins can be used to treat multiple sclerosis.The low-cost drugs are typically prescribed to help lower levels of “bad cholesterol” associated with raised risk of a heart attack or stroke, but they have also shown “incredible promise” for the treatment of MS.Continue reading… (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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£6m statin trial raises hope drug can be used to treat multiple sclerosis

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