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In Reply: Dr Herbert is correct: usual care
for control group patients changed during the Lifestyle Heart Trial, but not
as much as in the experimental group. Sixty percent of control group patients
took lipid-lowering drugs between years 1 and 5, lowering their LDL cholesterol
(Table 2 of our article presents baseline, 1-year, and 5-year adherence in
each group). These moderate changes in lifestyle and medication did not go
far enough to stop progression of CAD in most patients.1
Ornish D. Effect of Lifestyle Changes on Coronary Heart Disease—Reply. JAMA. 1999;282(2):130–132. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-2-jbk0714
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