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Because statins may interfere with the Marshall Protocol, these drugs are contraindicated. diuretics – A diuretic is any drug that elevates the rate of urination and thus provides a means of forced diuresis. A fascinating new diagnostic technique had just become available that allowed us to measure the size of the coronary deposits non-invasively: Ultrafast Computed Tomography (Ultrafast CT). Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease, especially if blood sugar levels are poorly controlled.

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