According to scientists, a new drug can prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes each year.
The study of the four-component drug carried out in the UK involved elderly people over 50. It includes a component that extends blood vessels and reduces blood pressure; the hypotensive component, the diuretic component, and the component that reduces cholesterol production by the liver.
The two groups of participants received the drug and placebo for three months. As a result, in the first group, blood pressure decreased by 12%, and cholesterol – by 39%.
Experts, however, remind that drugs are no substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Stay active, stick to healthy eating, give up smoking, and it will help keep your heart fit for many years.