Channel News Asia reports what’s being called an epidemic of high cholesterol in Singapore. Current anti-cholesterol treatment calls for at least two separate doses of medications that contain statins which block production in the liver and keep the intestine from absorbing it. Unfortunately, statins can give people aches and it doesn’t help their livers much. The new drug Vytorin is a single pill combination that doesn’t have those side effects, and it hasn’t yet been approved in the U.S.
This plying people with too much good food is probably not going away anytime soon. Bioscience will be the salvation for so many of our self-inflicted ills.