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Tags: heart disease


Contrary to claims, heart scans don’t save lives, but subsequent interventions might


Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) declared ‘better’ than drug therapy; readers worse off


Heavy reliance on surrogate markers doesn’t tell full story of diet advantages


Findings from a rat heart study can’t be extrapolated to people


Fenofibrate as add-on to statins for type 2 diabetes: NIH release promotes possible benefit found only in small subgroup of patients


Vague PR release oversells study on avocado cholesterol benefits

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Recycled PR release doesn’t tell us anything new about garlic


Release on “groundbreaking” pre-school heart health study underwhelms on outcomes