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New Cholesterol Drug May Expand Arteries

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New Cholesterol Drug May Expand Arteries

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New Cholesterol Drug May Expand Arteries

New Cholesterol Drug May Expand Arteries

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A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association details how scientists create an artificial form of "good" cholesterol that expands arteries and reduces the advancement of heart disease in a small trial. The reduction takes only a few weeks. NPR's Richard Knox reports.