Medicine: Fats & Facts

Doctors still differ about many details of the relationship between a high-fat diet and the high death rate from coronary disease in the U.S., but more and more are coming to a practical conclusion: cut down on the fats without waiting for all the facts. At the same time, they recommend a substantial switch from hard, saturated fats of animal origin to cooking oils of vegetable origin. After Cleveland's Dr. Irvine H. Page suggested that such a diet change was due for wide-scale trial (TIME, Jan. 5), Nutritionist Norman Jolliffe reported that 79...

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