Pill promises lower weight and less cholesterol

June 13, 1997

People who are overweight and have high cholesterol levels could soon solve both these problems with a single pill. Research by Tariq Javed, senior lecturer in pharmaceutical sciences at Coventry University, has developed a new molecular compound which appears to reduce cholesterol levels while causing weight loss. As an added advantage, higher doses are not absorbed at higher rates, which means overdoses and side-effects are unlikely.

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