Medicine: Cholesterol: the Stigma Is Back

New report reaffirms the link to heart disease

When the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences reported last spring that healthy adults should not be unduly worried about cholesterol in their diets, boosters of cholesterol-rich foods were gleeful. At last the stigma attached to beef, eggs and junk fare seemed to be lifting. But last week cholesterol's reputation as a major factor in heart disease was buttressed with the publication of a 20-year epidemiological survey of middle-aged American men.

The study, conducted by scientists at Chicago's Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center...

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