Bmj Usa: Editor's Choice

“Doc, how long will my heart go on?”

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E30

This article originally appeared in BMJ USA

In 1997 the theme song for Titanic—“My heart will go on”—won the Academy Award for best original song. The lyrics don't explain how to ensure that hearts go on, but this issue of BMJ USA does.

Hooper et al conducted a systematic review of 27 studies (involving 30 902 person-years of observation) on the link between dietary fat intake and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity (BMJ USA p 233). They found “a small but potentially important reduction in cardiovascular risk with reduction or modification of dietary fat intake.” In …

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