September 1958


AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;102(3):507. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00030010507029

Here is a little 40-page book on sale for $2.50. The author endeavors to convince the reader that high fat consumption as a cause of coronary artery disease is effective only when natural fats are not consumed and the taste is not allowed to dictate the amount of fats eaten. While this is an interesting concept, there is absolutely no evidence set forth that is has any more validity than the average daydream. There is much discussion of the sophistication of foods. Obviously the author falls in among the compost people who believe that many of the ills and ails of man come from his oversophistication of foods. Though my own beliefs tend to follow in this general direction, I am aware of the almost infinitely complex requirements for getting evidence to bear on the problem and the infinitely painstaking, laborious, costly, and very long studies needed to provide clear