Heart disease is a major problem in the United States, it has been for ages and will continue to be for as long we aren’t able to find a cure, it’s right up there with cancer as one of the most deadly problems facing Americans. (oxfordjournals) We all love fatty foods, it’s natural, that’s where the flavor tends to reside, as a result our arteries tend to get clogged and we wind up having heart attacks and other cardiac incidents. (nih) There have been studies conducted for many years trying to find a way to help people who have these cardiac issues, from the creation of statins to try lowering their LDL, to different pills used to lower blood pressure, it’s such a big deal that a large portion of Americans are living with these medications in order to just make it through the day. (havard) With the amount of people living with different heart ailments, anytime something can come along that will help lower your risk of a massive coronary event, it’s always a great thing, which is where the new Odyssey Trial comes into play, a new hope in the war against heart disease and moving toward a healthier society. (odysseytrials)
Right now the only real way to lower a person’s LDL has been through the use of drugs such as Crestor and Lipitor, while effective to a point they’re not always completely effective, then there’s the side effects and the fact that some people can’t take them, a new option was needed. (huffingtonpost) Through Odyssey Trial an injection is being used that will keep bad cholesterol from being absorbed by the body, it’s a new move that may be able to lower a person’s cholesterol much further than the currently available drugs, helping curb heart attacks and heart related deaths. Luckily for the Central Florida area, a doctor in Orlando is going forward with these trials, Doctor Kishore Ranadive will be offering the injection to his qualifying patients in the hopes that it’ll be effective at it’s job of lowering your LDL. (clickorlando) As a larger male who loves his fatty foods, this seems like a great option for the future for those like myself, it’s unfortunate that we as a nation have become so hooked on things that are terrible for us that we need a drug like this, but at least it’ll be there to save us from our own vices.