LESLIE M. KLEVAY, S.D. Hyg.
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The editor: Taylor and colleagues (1) calculated the increase in life expectancy of men and women who modify their habits to lower serum cholesterol levels. Their estimates probably are correct if the assumptions on which they have based their model are correct. In this regard, however, Claude Bernard (2) has said the following: ". . . application of mathematical analysis to natural phenomena . . . may have its dangers if experimental verification is entirely rejected," and, "our deductions, even though very logical, are absolutely uncertain and can in no case dispense with experimental verification."
Eight studies (3-10) with data
KLEVAY LM. Cholesterol Reduction: Safety, Other Concerns. Ann Intern Med. ;107:421–422. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-421
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(3):421-422.
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