So, does this mean if I take the vaccine I can eat at the Heart Attack Grill (shown above) every day and never worry about dying there? Cool! Woody Alan’s film Sleeper (where it turns out all the bad food is really good for you) may be coming true, with a little help from my friend, the vaccine!

A vaccine delivered in an injection or nasal spray to prevent heart attacks could be available within five years.

Scientists have discovered that the drug stimulates the body’s immune system to produce antibodies which prevent heart disease by stopping fat building up in the arteries.

It is the first time that the underlying cause of heart disease has been targeted. Current treatments focus on using drugs to reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure.



  1. Gildersleeve says:

    Wow- my first glance at this picture I could have sworn it was a cartoon caricature – but nope – she’s real. Huh!

    Well even if such a vaccine exists it can’t stop other types of heart ailments such as congestive heart failure, so we’re still gonna have to git off our sorry asses and get some exercise in. Now some people are more prone to arteriosclerosis than others, exercise or not, so this is still a wonderful thing.

  2. John S says:

    Not that this is a cure all for those. Obviously some damage will not be reversed. But I think this is promising because it allows the body to trigger its own defenses rather then trying to supplement them with drugs. We have seen vaccines do wonders for so many things. Let’s hope this does help a lot of people.

  3. Gildersleeve says:

    Having said that – I could never hope to consume even a small version of one those burgers – retch!

  4. Gildersleeve says:

    One more thing and I’m done. It’s April 1, folks. Be careful.

  5. msbpodcast says:

    Its a great vaccine.

    It works by making you puke your guts out whenever you come without smelling distance of frying grease.

    The poor girl(?) will soon be holding up two trays full of salad.

  6. The Pharmasist (i can handle it) says:

    well i wonder how many times a year you will need this “vaccine”… seriously… would you think that big pharma is gonna let a cure out to the public when they can keep you buying drugs for treatment from them for years…

    yeah april fools joke on this news tid bit
    :P

  7. McCullough says:

    Wait till you see the list of side effects. (some discoloration of penis may occur).

  8. george Bellis says:

    Yeah..”April Fools”

  9. nolimit662 says:

    Pretty sure this is a real thing…..say an article on it over a week ago.

  10. MartinJJ says:

    Mark the words “stimulates the body’s immune system”. All vaccines do that. It’s key in attempting to kill you. There are limits to your immune system also. You will not die from bad food or a heart attack, but because of some common virus attack. Simply because your immune system won’t respond anymore. To keep it short. Vaccines do not protect you, but only make things worse.

    These days many already do not respond to anti biotics anymore when they end up in hospital. Because there are too many anti biotics in our food already. For instance, they are feeding chicken high doses of anti biotics in their drinking water to prevent them getting sick. The same sort of shit is going on with cows and injected hormones to make them grow faster.

  11. UncDon says:

    And that’s “Woody Allen”, not “… Alan”.

    If yer gonna write screenplays, Dave, you should at least get his name spelled right.

  12. jpfitz says:

    Yea, have a lucky strike after that heart attack pink slime burger.
    Yum.

    Stop the duck face crap, it’s not attractive.

    http://antiduckface.com/

  13. Lou says:

    A good day for Bacon.

  14. Glenn E. says:

    Sounds like a winner. Just so long as the vaccine doesn’t turn people into fat craving zombies. As was the story in one of the season 3, Sliders episodes.

  15. Glenn E. says:

    Notice the poster of a pack of Luckys in the background. So they’re thumbing their nose at more than one heart attack cause, eh?

    I’ll bet they would have called this place Whoopers, if Burger King hadn’t already trademarked the name. You know, to compete with Hooters.

  16. Yaknow says:

    Lordie, look at that fine picture of grade A prime cheesecake holding up those burgers. Yummy! Some call a nurse!

  17. deowll says:

    If it works…I want that shot.

  18. Peppeddu says:

    This is one of those news that comes our every x number of years, and they always use words like “could” or “may” and “five years”, along with the product they are promoting.

    It’s just a quick way to get some free publicity and John was tricked right into it.

  19. Wimpy says:

    They could serve up the nasal spray in a squeeze bottle at the counter.

    “Please pass the ketchup and the HAP vaccine!”