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    Vaccine to stop heart attacks could be here in 5 years

    A vaccine delivered in an injection or nasal spray to prevent heart attacks could be available within five years.

    Scientists have discovered that the drug stimulates the body's immune system to produce antibodies which prevent heart disease by stopping fat building up in the arteries.


    It is the first time that the underlying cause of heart disease has been targeted. Current treatments focus on using drugs to reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure.


    The vaccine can cut the build up of fat in arteries by up to 70 per cent, according to tests by researchers at Lund University in Sweden. The fatty deposits cause arteries to narrow, meaning the body has to work harder to pump blood, and can lead to a heart attack.


    Prof Peter Weissberg, the British Heart Foundation medical director, said the vaccine was "very promising".


    Different ways of administering the vaccine are being developed and could be licensed within five years, the Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology conference at Imperial College London was told.


    Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in Britain, causing one in three deaths; 191,000 each year. There are 2.7?million people with heart disease and their treatment costs pounds 3.2?billion a year.


    Prof Jan Nilsson, professor of experimental cardiovascular research at Lund University, acknowledged that treatments such as statins and blood pressure drugs reduced the risk of heart disease by 40 per cent, but added: "It should not be forgotten that 60 per cent of cardiovascular events continue to occur."


    He said: "These treatments are far more like drugs: to be effective they'd need to be given long term. The antibody therapy in particularly is likely to be expensive, so you could probably only afford to give it to high-risk populations rather than everyone."


    The team created a vaccine that reduced plaque build-up by 60 to 70 per cent in mice. The resulting injection is waiting regulatory clearance to start clinical trials. A second vaccine has been created as a nasal spray. A trial on 144 heart disease sufferers is under way in the U.S. and Canada.


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    This is the sort of medical break throughs we need, $#@! the mammoth.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
    This is the sort of medical break throughs we need, $#@! the mammoth.
    You shut your $#@! mouth! We need that godamn mammoth, FOR SCIENCE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
    This is the sort of medical break throughs we need, $#@! the mammoth.
    Perhaps not.

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    You know this was April fool yeah ?

    Edit: seems like it may not be, many sources yesterday had it down as an April fool
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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelbo1 View Post
    You know this was April fool yeah ?

    Edit: seems like it may not be, many sources yesterday had it down as an April fool
    It better not be an April fools joke because that's not even funny.







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    That could be a pretty funny April fools joke, if i'm honest.

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    Kinda twisted if it were.

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    Great now fat people don't need to diet to lower cholesterol

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Great now fat people don't need to diet to lower cholesterol
    There are people who aren't fat that have cholesterol probs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bash View Post
    There are people who aren't fat that have cholesterol probs.
    Well Mr Sherlock once the fatties all get wind of something like this they will be all over it like cakes just like they are with those mobility scooters for example.
    Last edited by keefy; 04-02-2012 at 21:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Well Mr Sherlock once the fatties all get wind of something like this they will be all over it like cakes just like they are with those mobility scooters for example.

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