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JUPITER Trial Emphasizes the Role of Oxidative Degeneration in Atherosclerosis

by Chris Masterjohn The most recent widely publicized trial using the cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, the JUPITER trial, has been enthusiastically hailed as a justification for the expansion of these expensive drugs from people with high cholesterol levels to those who have low-grade inflammation but normal cholesterol. The study hardly justifies this enthusiasm. It does, however, …