Medicine: Fats on the Fire

In the continuing controversy over the importance of fats as a cause of artery disease, heart attacks and strokes, no investigator has been more conservative than the Cleveland Clinic's Research Director Irvine H. Page (TIME Cover, Oct. 31, 1955), onetime president of the American Heart Association. In 1957 he joined other A.H.A. bigwigs in insisting that the evidence to date does not justify a major change in national eating habits. But now in the A.M.A. Journal, Dr. Page describes a revision in eating habits that he suggests is worth a wide-scale trial. If...

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