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Study gives clear message about diet

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1258
  1. Tim Hardman
  1. Postdoctoral research fellow Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London SW10 9NH

    EDITOR,—Alberto Ascherio and colleagues studied over 40 000 health professionals to examine the association between fat intake and the incidence of coronary heart disease in men of middle age and older.1 Investigation into the influence of dietary fats on risk of heart disease has long been a contentious field, and the literature shows a quick response to the publication of new work. For example, after the publication of the paper by Law et al on cholesterol reduction …

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