Medicine: Hearing & the Heart

The association between dietary fats and heart disease (see above) seemed a strange subject for an ear and hearing specialist to be discussing. But Manhattan Ear Surgeon Samuel Rosen believes that the loss of hearing acuity in men and the incidence of heart attacks may have something in common. And he offered some fascinating evidence at the A.M.A. convention last week to support the idea.

Dr. Rosen got on the trail among the Mabaan, a primitive tribe in a remote part of the southeast Sudan who eat practically no meat or saturated fat and...

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