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Dietary fat and risk of coronary heart disease in men

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1258

Studies quoted showed opposite of what is claimed

  1. Nicolai* Worm
  1. Independent nutrition consultant Dalandstrasse 8, 81927 Munich, Germany

    EDITOR,—Alberto Ascherio and colleagues were unable to show a significant association between intake of saturated fatty acids (as percentage of energy) or of cholesterol and total myocardial infarction and coronary heart disease after appropriate adjustments.1 With saturated fatty acids they found a positive trend for fatal coronary heart disease but an inverse trend for all cases of myocardial infarction (fatal plus non-fatal). Thus these data indicate a clear inverse relation between saturated fatty acids and non-fatal myocardial infarction. The …

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