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A New Way to Fight Heart Disease May Also Tackle Cancer

Researchers say they’ve proven a long-held theory about heart disease: that lowering inflammation may be nearly as important as cutting cholesterol levels.

They showed that using a targeted drug to reduce inflammation cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other “events” in patients who had already suffered one heart attack – independent of any other treatment they got.

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