From the Publisher: Dec 12 1988

This week's cover stories on "good" cholesterol nearly created a crisis in the home of senior writer David Brand, who wrote both the main story and the accompanying article on nutrition. Brand became so intrigued by the topic that he began to analyze the cholesterol content of all the meals his family ate. "That nearly drove my daughters Leslie and Robyn crazy," he recalls. "They accused me of ruining every meal and wanted to ban the subject altogether." Never an autocrat at the table, Brand capitulated in the interest of domestic peace.

A native of Kent, in the southeast of England,...

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