U.K. study looks at childhood vaccine to prevent adult heart disease

12/22/2004 | New Scientist

U.K. scientists are exploring a vaccine injected as early as childhood to prevent arteries from becoming clogged later in life, thus preventing the main cause of heart attacks. The researchers report that studies are now being carried out on animals using oxidized low-density lipoprotein to stimulate the immune system to attack plaques as they begin to form and possibly stunt the growth of existing plaques.

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