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Therapeutic manipulation of HDL fails to benefit adults with heart disease

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7643 (Published 13 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7643

Dalcetrapib increases serum concentrations of high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and Hoffmann-La Roche developed this new drug in response to observational evidence that higher concentrations were associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Dalcetrapib failed to prevent cardiovascular …

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