In fight vs. cholesterol, closing in on a superpill

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    GROTON, Conn. -- The way we think about heart disease and cholesterol, and the drugs that can control them, got a powerful jolt last week.

    New research showed that drugs that sharply lower levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol, may benefit millions more people than are taking them now.

    But largely out of sight, researchers have been nearing a breakthrough on the next frontier in fighting heart disease -- a drug that raises good cholesterol.

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/03/14/in_fight_vs_cholesterol_closing_in_on_a_superpill/
     

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