June 2019 - Theosteocenter

Chelation Therapy, proven benefits for diabetes and cardiovascular health

Chelation therapy was first used in the early 20th century to treat metal poisoning. The treatment involves administering a drug called a chelator, which can bind or “grab” a metal that is later excreted in the urine. Alternative medicine practitioners have been using a chelator named disodium EDTA, to treat heart disease, claiming to see benefits since the 1950’s. 

Recent research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that this old treatment that was once considered “quackery, expensive and unsafe”, may particularly benefit patients with diabetes mellitus and prior heart attacks.

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