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December 27, 1976

Serum Cholesterol-Reply

JAMA. 1976;236(26):2942. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270270004010

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The statement quoted in Dr Barach's letter was obtained from Dr William B. Kannel and confirmed by the Atherosclerosis Committees of the American Heart Association and the Inter-Society Commission for Heart Disease Resources.

Dr Frederickson's position in this matter is well known. While the evidence is not conclusive beyond any question, the statement in my article does represent the opinion of many authorities in this field based on the total information available as of this time.