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This is amazing music could be a groundbreaking drug that turns bad cholesterol into good cholesterol but there's still much skepticism about its ability to reduce heart attacks.
From our medical eighteen joins me now good morning you're all right so doctor Siegel tell us about this new good -- What we have bad cholesterol and we have good cholesterol good cholesterol is like a garbage truck going around getting rid of the bad cholesterol.
This new drug and that's a trip -- it's cold it's like a tongue twister they'll give -- some fancy name in the end.
But what it does is it takes the bad cholesterol and converts it to good cholesterol.
They did a trial on -- now over a thousand patients published in The New England Journal of Medicine very prestigious and it looks like it works.
It also looks like it's safe whereas the one that we had before a few years ago was not -- cause more heart problems and high blood pressure.
Here's -- that million dollar question or in this case a billion dollar questions going to be billion dollar drug probably.
Does it actually cut down on your risk of heart attacks we don't know that your Gretchen.
That's going to take another starting with 30000 people involved.
150 million dollars are gonna spend in Oxford and England will know that it's about 2015 if it cuts down -- heart attacks it's something we're gonna wanna use.
-- sounds like it could be a major breakthrough let's move on to something else now the FDA ruling on that drink the four Loko drink that combined.
A huge percentage of alcohol I think it's twelve or 13%.
In the same drink and doctor coomer.
They had nineteen problems of people going to the hospital so they said you can't sell it -- Absolutely so the FDA finally did step in -- they don't have to approve every.
Drink a beverage that -- on the market even if it contains caffeine a while Toronto which is what these stimulants to -- these strings contain.
He stimulants but they within that -- -- -- -- masking the effects of the alcohol so you they keep you awake they keep -- -- feeling stimulated.
That is starting to feel tired so if you were drinking heavily -- eventually stop drinking because you start to feel a practical tired.
Where is that this stimulant masks that and that's how people end up overdosing on this medication it's completely unsafe.
Fortunately for manufacturers have already decided that they're going to pull this there's this beverage -- for the market well at least -- -- -- caffeine out of it.
Because what they did it because they are taking responsibility for and they do need to take responsibility for the for the -- of there of the beverages.
Here's interest in actually -- yesterday on the radio I heard kids in droves are going not to -- as much of the stuff is it can before it goes off the market.
Absolutely and you know looks so beautiful it's bottle on its fruit -- and it's a very dangerous situations as Doctor Who were sick you get a and we'll look -- it is you know you should be lying down.
The senator said instead the caffeine makes you awake even after they kick the caffeine -- -- this I still don't like it because it looks like -- -- On a member at one of these cans contains enough alcohol for five this experience it's 13% are identical or doctor Siegel thanks so much good luck with your baby thank you can -- -- -- think and I.
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