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Chelation therapy offers small, if any, benefit for heart disease

Posted March 26, 2013, 4:00 pm Stephanie Watson, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch “Is Heavy Metal Holding You Back?” So asks an online ad for a wellness clinic offering chelation therapy—an alternative treatment touted to cure heart disease and other ailments. Chelation therapy removes metals that have built up in the body. Its proponents claim that this can rejuvenate the heart and blood vessels, improve liver and kidney function, increase blood flow…

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