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Your diet and your heart

Dr. Richard Turner (Senior Fellow in Preventive Cardiology, University of Edinburgh)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 April 1977



Based on reports of eighteen international committees set up to examine the evidence, there is a general consensus of opinion among doctors working in the field of coronary prevention that a high consumption of saturated animal fats is the main contributory factor in heart disease. Most of the causes of heart disease are environmental, that is, they are due to changes we have made in the life we lead. Most countries, and not only the underdeveloped ones, do not suffer from heart disease. The countries who are free from the complaint have not changed their life styles.


Turner, R. (1977), "Your diet and your heart", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 77 No. 4, pp. 10-10.




Copyright © 1977, MCB UP Limited

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