May 28, 2023

“There are alternatives to statins. A lot of them, and these are not dietary supplements, but medical drugs, but doctors “underuse” them for various reasons,” says biologist Ancha Baranova. So, a relatively new drug on the market is bempedoic acid. It inhibits ATP citrate lyase and lowers low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol. That is, it does the same thing as statins, but the muscles hurt less. In the US, a drug with this active substance was approved in 2020, but people almost didn’t notice it behind the coronavirus noise.”

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