Cardiology: Diet & the Heart

Each year, 160,000 U.S. men die from coronary-artery disease before the age of 70. Many doctors have suspected for some time that a good number of them could prolong their lives by changing their eating habits—but proving the proposition was another matter. One reason: nobody knew whether it was possible to persuade a sufficient number of men leading normal lives to go on a low-fat diet and stick to it. At last week's A.M.A. meeting, the Executive Committee on Diet and Heart Disease reported after a long-term pilot project involving 2,000 men...

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