Chicago—A major international trial will investigate whether a cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitor can reduce cardiovascular risk, researchers announced during the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA) held here in November. The study seeks to determine whether lipid modification with anacetrapib reduces the risk of coronary death, myocardial infarction, or coronary revascularization in patients with established vascular disease who are taking a statin to treat elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C).
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A new drug may increase levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C) cholesterol and lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) cholesterol via cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibition.
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