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Fringe therapy may help heart patients, study finds
Los Angeles Times

A treatment that removes heavy metals from the body has long been touted as an alternative therapy to combat hardening arteries. Now a 10-year, $31-million clinical trial has found that chelation therapy does help heart attack patients slightly reduce their risk of serious heart problems — but not enough for the researchers to encourage mainstream cardiologists to offer it to their patients.

The trial revealed a very modest benefit for patients who took chelation therapy rather than a placebo, according to results published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn.

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