Mayo Clinic Minute - Cholesterol Vaccine

High cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 73 million Americans have high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or 'bad' cholesterol, and only about half of those people are on proper treatment. Statins are very effective medications for lowering bad cholesterol, but they're not for everyone. Researchers are studying a new alternative to statins ? a cholesterol vaccine.