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Johns Hopkins Scientists Alter Fat Metabolism in Animals to Prevent Most Common Type of Heart Disease

In animal studies, JH scientists have successfully prevented the development of atherosclerosis, the main cause of heart attacks and strokes and the number-one cause of death among humans
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Johns Hopkins scientists have halted the development of atherosclerotic heart disease in animals by blocking the activity of a sugar-and-fat molecule residing in the membranes of cells.
Using a widely available man-made compound called D-PDMP, the researchers prevented the buildup of

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