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January 2004, Volume 34 Number 1 , p 74 -



RESEARCHERS HAVE KNOWN for years that a low-fat diet may help prevent cardiovascular disease, but the health care community was slow to consider diet a viable treatment for chronic heart conditions. In the 1970s, when Nathan Pritikin, a layman with heart disease, first proposed his low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, he was ridiculed by the medical community. A decade later, when Dean Ornish proposed a similar diet, he was taken more seriously because he was a physician who had before-and-after angiograms of coronary arteries to prove his contentions. Take a look at how these two diets compare

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