Bear chemical brings heart hope

A synthesised compound also found in bear bile may help the recovery of some people whoLink have had a heart attack.

Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) is already used to reduce cholesterol production, and to dissolve gallstones. Now a study by London's Imperial College has shown it could also treat potentially dangerous abnormal heart rhythms.

Bear bile is used in many traditional Chinese medicines, but critics say the way it is collected is cruel.

Source - BBC

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