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Medical News & Perspectives
January 14, 2009

Lifestyle Modification and Heart Disease

JAMA. 2009;301(2):150-151. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.916

New Orleans—Two major trials exploring the benefits of lifestyle modifications for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events failed to achieve their primary end points, which were to lower levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and mortality and hospitalization. But the researchers presenting the studies' findings at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association here in November are still calling their studies successful.

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