News of the WeekALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

NIH Trial to Test Chelation Therapy

Science  16 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5584, pp. 1109
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5584.1109a

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Summary

The National Institutes of Health is putting $30 million into a major clinical trial of a cardiovascular therapy that skeptics say has no scientific rationale. Even supporters of the trial acknowledge that they aren't sure how the therapy might work and that a successful trial will leave them no closer to understanding its mechanism.