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Lifestyle Modification and Heart Disease

Mike Mitka
JAMA. 2009;301(2):150-151. doi:10.1001/jama.2008.916.
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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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Researchers believe lifestyle modification such as exercising and a healthier diet should reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, but proving this to be true remains difficult.

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