PAUL D. STOLLEY, M.D., M.P.H.
Epidemiologic studies of the atherosclerotic diseases have been so numerous in recent decades that a report on the state of the art in this field is most welcome. The report of the Inter-Society Commission for Heart Disease Resources, Primary Prevention of the Atherosclerotic Diseases (1), provides a synthesis and critical analysis of these studies that is remarkable for its logic, clarity, and brevity. The report also makes recommendations for primary prevention of the atherosclerotic diseases.
The Commission is convinced that a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol, hypertension, and cigarette smoking are widespread major risk factors leading to the
STOLLEY PD. The Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Disease: A Report of the Inter-Society Commission for Heart Disease Resources. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:661–663. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-4-661
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