High cholesterol: Britons at risk of heart attack to trial new cholesterol-lowering drug

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High cholesterol forms part of a deadly umbrella of heart diseases, one which causes thousands of deaths every year in the UK.

According to the British Heart Foundation: “Heart and circulatory diseases cause a quarter of all deaths in the UK.”

This is the equivalent of around 460 deaths every day, says the charity.

Overall, there are around seven and a half million people living with a heart or circulatory disease in the UK.