In the Sun Journal on March 30 there was an article about a new treatment for cholesterol. The information was being presented at the yearly American College of Cardiology meeting in Washington, D.C. Those injections can lower cholesterol up to 60 percent.

That study was partly done here in Lewiston/Auburn by dozens of local volunteers who took that new medicine. Those studies, which lasted several months to several years, helped generate the information that was presented nationally to great fanfare.

Such advances could not occur were it not for such volunteers. Everyone should be thankful that so many local people participated in the trials that are leading to a major breakthrough in treating cholesterol.

Robert Weiss, MD, Auburn

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