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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
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