In recent days you will have seen, read and heard that the vaccine against cholesterol. Well, I’m sorry to tell you that it is not a vaccine, nor can everyone get it. nor does it give him free rein to be able to eat saturated fats and ultra-processed foods.
His name is They will include and it is a new drug that, judging by the studies carried out, works very well in reducing the levels of LDL cholesterol, the bad one, in high-risk patients. This injection It is the first in a new series of technological medicines which, without a doubt, will revolutionize medicine in the coming years.
It is not a vaccine, It is an injectable medication which is administered every six months. If it were a vaccine, after puncturing it, the patient’s immune system would create antibodies to fight cholesterol, and this is not going to happen.
Furthermore, this drug helps reduce cholesterol levels but as long as we lead a healthy lifestyle, it is not something that immunizes us against that LDL so we can eat whatever we want.
Using messenger RNA technology, the same technology used by coronavirus vaccines and perhaps that is where the confusion comes from calling it a vaccine even though this drug uses different mechanisms.