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Results of a study have shown that men 40 to 59 years of age who followed a diet designed to lower the level of serum cholesterol had a "significantly lower" rate of coronary heart disease than a control group which followed a normal diet. The facts were presented during the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association Oct 5-9 in New York.
The report, prepared by ten members of the New York City Department of Health, was read by Seymour H. Rinzler, MD, the cardiologist who is in charge of the seven-year project.
The research project, which involved membership in what was called the "Anti-Coronary Club," involved 814 men in the study group —233 men were 40 to 49 years of age and 581 men were 50 to 59 years of age. There were 420 men in the control group, 214 men from 40 to 49 years of age
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