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THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES of Health (NIH) has recommended censure for Charles J. Glueck, MD, former professor of internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, for what it calls substantial departures from "accepted scholarship" in the reporting of a study on treatment of children with high cholesterol levels. The study was published in the August 1986 issue of Pediatrics (78:338-348). Glueck now is at Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati.
The study concluded such children can be safely treated with a cholesterollowering diet or with diet and drugs—in this instance bile acid sequestrants— without adversely affecting their growth and development. Such findings are unwarranted, said an investigating committee at the university, which the NIH had asked to look into allegations that the article misrepresented the data on which these conclusions were based. Suitable management of children with high cholesterol levels continues to be a controversial issue.
Concurring with the Cincinnati conclusions, an NIH review board
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