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    Wednesday, February 08, 2017

    NIACIN

    Niacin lowers risk of heart attack or dying from a heart attack by an average of 25%

    Niacin lowers the risk of a major coronary event (heart attack, death from heart attack or coronary bypass surgery) by an average of 25% according to a meta-analysis of eleven (11) studies which involved a total of 6545 people.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 1:22 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN

    Niacin lowers risk of stroke by an average of 26%

    Niacin lowers the risk of a stroke by an average of 26% according to a meta-analysis of eleven (11) studies which involved a total of 6545 people.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 1:11 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN

    Niacin raises HDL by an average of 20%

    Niacin raises HDL cholesterol levels by an average of 20% notes a paper on niacin.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 12:42 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN

    Niacin lowers LDL by an average of 16%

    Niacin lowers LDL cholesterol levels by an average of 16% notes a paper on niacin.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 12:31 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN

    Niacin lowers triglycerides by an average of 20%

    Niacin lowers triglyceride levels by an average of 20% notes a paper on niacin.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 12:22 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN

    Niacin lowers Lp(a) by an average of 28%

    Extended-release niacin (1500 to 2000 mg per day) lowers levels of Lp(a) by an average of 28% in people starting with higher levels of Lp(a)—starting levels of 92 mg/dL versus 54 mg/dL—according to a study from Russia.

    Elevated levels of Lp(a) (above 50 mg/dL) are associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke according to the Lipoprotein a Foundation.

    Note: I prefer immediate-release niacin to extended-release niacin. In the 1980’s there were reports of some liver problems with extended-release niacin, and earlier studies showing benefits of niacin used immediate-release niacin, not extended-release.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 12:16 pm | [0] comments

    NIACIN

    Niacin lowers C-reactive protein (CPR) by an average of 24%

    Extended-release niacin (1500 to 2000 mg per day) lowers levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) by an average of 24% in people starting with higher levels of Lp(a)—starting levels of 92 mg/dL versus 54 mg/dL—according to a study from Russia.

    Elevated levels of C-reative protein—above 2 mg/dL—are associated with an increased risk of heart and stroke as noted by the Mayo Clinic.

    Note: I prefer immediate-release niacin to extended-release niacin. In the 1980’s there were reports of some liver problems with extended-release niacin, and earlier studies showing benefits of niacin used immediate-release niacin, not extended-release.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 12:07 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    STATINS

    While statin use increased 68% (1999-2005), heart attacks increased 16%, strokes 45%!

    Statin use among US adults increased dramatically from 1999 to 2005 from 8% of people surveyed to 13.4% of people surveyed, a relative increase of 68%.

    How much do you think this reduced heart attacks, strokes and coronary heart disease?

    Would you be surprised to learn that during this time that:

    Heart attacks increased from 3.4% to 3.7%, a relative increase of 16%!

    Strokes increased from 2.0% to 2.9%, a relative increase of 45%!

    Coronary heart disease increased from 2.8% to 3.7%, a relative increase of 32%!

    Type 2 diabetes increased from 7.8% to 10.3%, a relative increase of 32%!

    People with one or more of these conditions increased from 13.4% to 16%, a relative increase of 19%!

    Do you believe that statins reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and death?

    I do not.

    The results of the study mentioned above suggests the exact opposite.

    Below is more evidence that statins are not the wonderful, life-saving drugs that we have been led to believe, but instead the exact opposite: that statins are causing harm.
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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:12 pm | [0] comments

    Tuesday, August 04, 2015

    STATIN SIDE EFFECTS

    Statins associated with 4.4-fold greater risk of memory loss

    Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are associated with a 4.4-fold greater risk of acute memory loss within one month of starting them according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

    NON-statin cholesterol-lowering drugs were also associated with an increased risk of acute memory loss—a 3.6-fold greater risk—within one month of starting them.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 04, 2015 4:52 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    DR. MALCOLM KENDRICK

    5-fold increased risk of dying from CHD when cholesterol levels fall 40 mg/dL (1 mmol/L) Dr Kendrick

    The famous Framingham Study found that people whose cholesterol levels FELL by one (1) mmol per liter during the first 18 years of the study — roughly 40 mg per deciliter — were 500% MORE likely to DIE from coronary heart disease over the next 14 years notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of the wonderful book Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense in this 3-minute video clip from an interview that Dr. Joseph Mercola did with Dr. Kendrick.

    This information has NOT been publicized notes Dr. Kendrick.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 28, 2015 1:35 pm | [0] comments

    DR. MALCOLM KENDRICK

    ALLHAT study found NO benefit to taking statins notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

    The ONLY statin study that was NOT funded by the drug companies — The ALLHAT Study — found NO benefit to taking statins notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick, author of the wonderful book Doctoring Data: How to sort out medical advice from medical nonsense in this 3-minute video clip from an interview that Dr. Joseph Mercola did with Dr. Kendrick.

    All the other statin studies that have claimed to have found benefits have been paid for by the drug companies.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, May 28, 2015 1:05 pm | [0] comments

    Sunday, March 15, 2015

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increase kidney failure, 23 extra patients per 10,000 statin users

    For every 10,000 people taking a statin, there are 23 additional patients who develop kidney failure because of the statin according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 3:20 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increase liver dysfunction, 74 extra patients per 10,000 statin users

    For every 10,000 people taking a statin, there are 74 additional patients who develop liver dysfunction because of the statin according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 3:10 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increases muscle fatigabilty by 30%

    Statins increase muscle fatigabilty by 30% according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    STATIN PROBLEMS

    11.3% of patients taking high dose statins experienced rhabdomyolysis

    11.3% of patients taking high dose statins experienced rhabdomyolysis—a breakdown of muscle tissue that releases a damaging protein into the blood —according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:50 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increase erectile dysfunction 10-fold in young men

    Statins increase erectile dysfunction 10-fold in young men taking the lowest dose of statins according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:48 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins can induce insulin resistance

    Statins can induce insulin resistance according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:46 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Statins increase the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers 1.6-fold

    Statins increase the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers 1.6-fold according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

    “For unknown reasons, since these publications the squamous cell carcinoma has been excluded in all reports from subsequent statin trials,” the paper notes.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:44 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Long-term statin use is associated with a 23% increased risk of colorectal cancer

    Long-term statin use (more than 4 years) is associated with a 23% increased risk of colorectal cancer according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:43 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Long-term statin use is associated with a 29% increased risk of colorectal cancer

    Long-term statin use (more than 4 years) is associated with a 29% increased risk of bladder cancer according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:42 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Long-term statin use is associated with a 18% increased risk of lung cancer

    Long-term statin use (more than 4 years) is associated with a 18% increased risk of lung cancer according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:41 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    High cholesterol levels are protective in the elderly

    “[H]igh cholesterol levels have been found to be protective in elderly” according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:40 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    High cholesterol levels are protective in heart failure patients

    “[H]igh cholesterol levels have been found to be protective in… heart failure patients” according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:35 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Low cholesterol levels are associated with higher incidence of bleeding in the brain

    Low cholesterol levels are associated with higher incidence of bleeding in the brain according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:30 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Low cholesterol levels are associated with higher incidence of depression

    Low cholesterol levels are associated with higher incidence of depression according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:20 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Low cholesterol levels are associated with higher incidence of cancer

    Low cholesterol levels are associated with higher incidence of cancer according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 2:10 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN PROBLEMS

    Higher cholesterol levels are associated with an decreased risk of Parkinson’s

    Each mmol per liter (39 mg/dL) increase in cholesterol levels decreases the risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease by 23% according to a recent review paper titled The Ugly Side of Statins.

    “The risk reduction was significant in women but not in men,” the paper notes.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Mar 15, 2015 1:50 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, February 06, 2013

    STATINS LACK OF EFFECTIVENESS

    Statins increase life expectancy by only 2 weeks in those with a heart attack, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

    In people who have had a heart attack or who have angina, statisticians have calculated that statins increase life expectancy by only 15 days—2 weeks!

    This is noted by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    Malcolm Kendrick is the author of The Great Cholesterol Con.

    Below is the quote of exactly what he said.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 10:30 am | [0] comments

    STATINS and LIFE EXPECTANCY

    Statins do NOT increase life expectancy by even one day in the general population, Malcolm Kendrick

    In normal, healthy people with elevated cholesterol levels who have not had a heart attack and do not have angina, statins do NOT increase life expectancy by even one day notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    “People want to know, ‘If I took a statin for 20 or 30… or 40 years… how much longer could I expect to live?’” Dr. Kendrick notes.

    “What we do know is that in Primary Prevention [trials, that is in people who have not had a heart attack and do not have angina] there is NO life extension.”

    “There is NO increase in life expectancy.”

    “You will not live one day longer.”

    “You might change what is written on the death certificate, but you won’t change the date.”

    “So [with] primary prevention [there is] NO increase in life expectancy at all.”

    Below is the quote of exactly what he said.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 10:20 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL and CANCER

    Low cholesterol levels INCREASE the risk of cancer notes Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD

    Low cholesterol levels increase the risk of cancer notes Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    He notes that a Japanese study in which they gave roughly 40,000 men small doses of the statin, Zocor (simvastatin), and followed them for 6 or 7 years, those with the lowest cholesterol levels had 3 times more cancer deaths than in men with normal cholesterol levels.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 10:10 am | [0] comments

    LOW CHOLESTEROL and EARLY DEATH

    Those who have LOW cholesterol levels are likely to die YOUNGER notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

    “If you have low cholesterol levels, you are likely to die younger,” notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    Below is a quote of exactly what he says.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 9:45 am | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL and LONGEVITY

    HIGHER cholesterol as associated with LONGER life, fewer infections and cancer, Uffe Ravnskov MD PhD

    HIGHER cholesterol levels are associated with
    - a LONGER life
    - a LOWER risk of cancer
    - a LOWER risk of infections
    notes independent researcher Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD in an extended interview on the DVD for the wonderful documentary called
    Statin Nation.

    He also notes that cholesterol is essential for life.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 9:30 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, February 05, 2013

    STATINS AND CHOLESTEROL GUIDELINES

    8 of 9 panel members who wrote the cholesterol guidelines were paid by the drug companies

    Eight of the 9 panel members on the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) who wrote the cholesterol guidelines which define high cholesterol and recommend taking drugs to lower cholesterol, had financial ties to the drug companies that make statins.

    The wonderful documentary Statin Nation reminds us of this.

    Below is a list of all 9 members of the panel and all of the drug companies who have paid them.

    Do you think it is any different when it comes to the guidelines for blood pressure or diabetes or depression or anxiety or sleep or bone-building or acid reflux or for the treatment of Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s or any other disease?

    No, of course not.

    It’s all the same nonsense.

    Realize that when you hear about the results of a drugs study, what you are really hearing is an advertisement for the drug companies.

    I no longer believe the drug research because all aspects of drug recommendations are infected with money from the drug companies.

    Everyone making drug recommendations have been paid by the drug companies, and, of course, the drug companies will ONLY pay researchers who say their drugs are safe and effective and more people need them, in other words, the only researchers they will pay are those people who will help them to sell more drugs.

    The researchers who are paid by the drug companies are not scientists, they are salesmen to help the drug companies sell more drugs.

    I used to be interested in drug research and what the university researchers and government scientists had to say about drugs, but I am NOT interested anymore because I know exactly what every one of them is going to say: ALL of them are going to say that these drugs are safe and effective and more people need them, otherwise the drug companies would NOT pay them and would go find someone else who will help them to sell more drugs.

    What a shame.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 1:30 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN SIDE EFFECTS

    Statin side effects, 51-yr-old women: depression, amnesia, incredible fatigue, chest pain, insomnia

    While taking the cholesterol-lowering drug, Lipitor (atorvastatin), Pamela Sharp, who was 51-years-old at the time, wrote this in her diary as she describes in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    “I’ve got lots of depression, light sensitivity, amnesia, unable to write, chest pains, leg pains, incredible fatigue, and some days I can’t get my legs out of bed.

    “Symptoms are getting worse, and now I need to find out what’s going on because I think I’m dying.”

    Below is the quote of exactly what she says in the movie about how she felt and what her doctor told her.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 12:42 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN SIDE EFFECTS

    Statin side effects: ‘Life was pretty unbearable’, constant pain, fatigue, did not feel well, Tony W

    “It just got to the point where life was pretty unbearable.

    “[I had] constant pain… feeling not well… waking up in the morning and not feeling rested, and thinking, oh Christ, another day,” notes Tony Wood, a patients who had taken a statin to lower his cholesterol, as he describes in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    Below is the quote of exactly what he says about the side effects he experienced.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Feb 05, 2013 12:30 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, February 04, 2013

    LDL CHOLESTEROL AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

    LDL cholesterol binds to and inactivates bacteria and viruses, Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD

    Lipoproteins including LDL, HDL and VLDL, which carry cholesterol, perform an immune function in that they bind to and inactivate bacteria and viruses notes independent researcher Uffe Ravnskov, MD, PhD in an extended interview on the DVD for the wonderful documentary called
    Statin Nation.

    LDL is THE MOST POTENT of the lipoproteins in humans at performing this immune function, Dr. Ravnskov notes.

    People with LOW cholesterol levels have HIGHER rates of infectious disease.

    Below is the exact quote of what Dr. Ravnskov says about this.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 2:29 pm | [0] comments

    STATINS and DIABETES

    Statins increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 25-30% notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

    “Statins cause Type 2 diabetes. They increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by about 25 to 30 percent. That is now widely accepted,” notes Dr. Malcolm Kendrick in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    Malcolm Kendrick is the author of The Great Cholesterol Con.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 2:00 pm | [0] comments

    STATIN SIDE EFFECTS

    Statin-induced side effects: depression, fatigue, memory loss, arrhythmia, Katherine Faraday, MD

    “That was the worst I ever felt in my life,” notes Katherine Faraday, MD in the wonderful documentary Statin Nation.

    “There were times when I wondered if I really wanted to go on living.”

    Below is the quote of exactly what she says in the movie about the side effects she experienced—fatigue, depression, memory loss, colitis, and dry eyes—and how neither she nor her doctor realized for 2 years that ALL of the problems she had developed were being caused by the Lipitor (atorvastatin) she was taking to lower her cholesterol.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 1:20 pm | [0] comments

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    STATINS

    Statins are destroying the lives of countless people around the world, Malcolm Kendrick, MD

    "In my opinion, statins are destroying the lives of countless people around the world," notes Malcolm Kendrick, MD, author of The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It .) Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 2:18 pm | [0] comments

    CHOLESTEROL MYTHS

    Cholesterol-lowering May Shorten Your Life by Uffe Ravnskov, MD PhD

    According to conventional wisdom it is wise to lower your cholesterol if it is too high.

    The main reason for this advice is the observation that people with a high cholesterol more often get a heart attack than people with a normal or a low cholesterol.

    The observation is correct, but it does not mean that the high cholesterol is the cause of the heart attack (see section 1). If it were, lowering of the high cholesterol by any means should prevent it, but it doesn´t (except with the new group of cholesterol-lowering drugs, the statins; see below).

    [This article was written by Uffe Ravnskov, MD PhD, and is an excerpt from his book The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy That Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease.]

    [Note: The book Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You is a shortened, simplified and updated version of Dr. Ravnskov's first book, "The Cholesterol Myths".] Read the entire article | Email this article
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