HILLARY NEWLAND, M.D.
To the editor: I agree with Doctor Ahrens that no diet or drug studies have reduced cholesterol by 15% (1), but I do not agree that the lipid hypothesis is still viable. As stated by Corday and Corday (2) in their recent review of the subject, the time has come to face the facts. The lipid hypothesis—that lipids cause arterial disease and that lowering lipids will decrease arterial disease—is no longer viable and should be recognized as such. I am not disparaging the great amount of work done on the problem but, rather, saying it is time to accept that
NEWLAND H. The Lipid Hypothesis. Ann Intern Med. ;85:826. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-826_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(6):826.
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