LESTER M. MORRISON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The influence of fat in the diet has been described as an important factor in the causation of atherosclerosis by Dock,1 Hueper,2 Moreton,3 Gofman,4 Morrison5a and other observers. A related theory has developed which holds that atherosclerosis is "a disorder of lipid and/or lipoprotein metabolism," rather than the inevitable result of old age and the hopeless rusting out of the arteries.5b
Morrison8 has recently attempted to subject this theory further to controlled, statistical study through his detailed observation, over a period of three years, of 100 ambulatory patients with proved coronary atherosclerosis. Fifty patients with atherosclerosis were placed on a
MORRISON LM. DIET AND ATHEROSCLEROSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:1172–1180. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-6-1172
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(6):1172-1180.
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