To the Editor: The article in the January 8 issue by Shekelle et al.1 has certainly resulted in a tempest of media headlines. Jane Brody of the New York Times — on the same day — led the parade with a front-page headline,“Long-Term Study Links Cholesterol to Hazard of Early Coronary Death,” and stated that the new findings are at variance with the advice issued last spring by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences, which concluded that otherwise healthy Americans need not reduce their intake of cholesterol and saturated fats. A more thorough perusal. . .
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