6/1/2011

Raising "good" cholesterol might not help prevent heart attacks as much as previously hoped, a large U.S. government study found. Patients were given a statin drug to lower "bad" cholesterol along with the vitamin niacin to raise good cholesterol. "This sends us a bit back to the drawing board," said Susan B. Shurin, acting director of the U.S. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

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