Medicine: Sorry, It's True

Cholesterol really is a killer

No whole milk. No butter. No fatty meats. Fewer eggs. That has been the gospel of the healthy heart for nearly a quarter-century, and millions have heeded its teachings. Yet each time a believer resolutely pushed away his plate, there was the niggling doubt, or at least the hope, that perhaps the skeptics were right: there was only circumstantial evidence that abstaining from cholesterol-rich food actually protected the heart. No longer. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute last week released the findings of a $150 million study tracking the incidence of heart disease in 3,806 men...

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