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Population studied was peculiarly healthy and preoccupied with health

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1258
  1. J Munby,
  2. D F Weetman
  1. Senior lecturer Professor School of Health Sciences, University of Sunderland, Sunderland SR2 7EE

    EDITOR,—According to Alberto Ascherio and colleagues, saturated fat may not be as dangerous with respect to coronary heart disease as commonly supposed, some of the risk being counteracted by consumption of fibre.1 As might have been expected from the data in their table 1, consumption of saturated fat was positively correlated with cigarette smoking (r = …

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