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      Cholesterol Controversy - Where Do We Go from Here?

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          The document, entitled ‘Toward Healthful Diets’ that was developed by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences last year, has again stirred major controversy among the general public and in the medical community regarding the diet-heart hypothesis as a basis for efforts to favorably modify the natural history of atherosclerotic vascular disease in the American population. In this rebuttal to the conclusion drawn in ‘Toward Healthful Diets’, we review recent evidence in support of the diet-heart hypothesis. We conclude that continued efforts to reduce dietary cholesterol and saturated fat, in the context of efforts to eliminate other reversible risk factors as well, should remain an important goal for individuals and physicians seeking to limit premature death or disability from atherosclerotic vascular disease.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1982
          1982
          07 November 2008
          : 69
          : 2
          : 110-122
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Community and Family Medicine, and bDivision of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C., USA
          Article
          173492 Cardiology 1982;69:110–122
          10.1159/000173492
          7105069
          © 1982 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 13
          Categories
          Prevention

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