Re bypass surgery (WDDTY vol 14 no 12), in the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation (BARI), lifestyle changes were determined to have most to do with an increase in survival. Lifestyle is crucial for extending and maintaining quality of life. An active 80-year-old can be symptom-free by developing natural collateral blood flow to overcome anatomical blocks.
You wrote that chelation has no proof. The TACT study is the first large-scale study of chelation; the US National Institutes of Health is investing $30 million to test it, as empirical data show efficacy, and no study has been negative if it followed the full protocol of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (www. acam.org). - John Buckley, Arterial Disease Clinic, Manchester