Researchers find genetic variation that lowers effect of cholesterol drugs

A U.S. study of 1,500 people treated with statins found those who had a common genetic variation affecting how they synthesize cholesterol had a total cholesterol reduction that was 22% smaller than others after six months. The researchers said their findings could result in pharmacogenetic screening that would help doctors prescribe the right dosage of statin medicine for their patients.

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