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Cholesterol and Beyond

The Research on Diet and Coronary Heart Disease 1900-2000

Authors: Truswell, A. Stewart

  • Unbiased and easy to read, it pushes no particular diet or theory
  • Offers a unique combination of medical history and narrative review
  • Written by a physician with extensive involvement in research on dietary components and plasma cholesterol
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About this book

“Only once in a great while does a book come along that really does the job in addressing a major medical issue. When this happens, all can be joyful… Readers will find ALL their favorite dietary puzzlements dealt with… With consummate scholarship, clarity and brevity, Truswell sifts out the chaff and identifies the critical questions, the responsible investigators, and the key studies.” So says Emeritus Professor Henry Blackburn from the University of Minnesota in the foreword to this remarkable concise book on the history of research on diet and heart disease. This was a theme of scientific, medical and public interest in the 20th Century, a century marked by the rise and fall of coronary heart disease as the major cause of death in the first world, followed by the rise of this cause of death in the developing world. There is obviously much to learn, and this book is an excellent starting point, tracing dietary factors and their role in heart disease one by one: fats, sugar, salt, alcohol, coffee, trans-fats, etc. Without an understanding of the role of diet and the changes that have been seen in the North American and NW European diet, the story of the decline in the heart disease death rate may have been very different.

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“A. Stewart Truswell has written a very informative and at the same time entertaining and highly readable account of the nutritional epidemiology of CHD … . I would strongly recommend this book … . also be of considerable interest to epidemiologists, nutritionists, and public health scientists who are attempting to study nutrition and other diseases. … Most importantly, this would be an extremely good book to … research colleagues who doubt the value of good nutrition epidemiology research in the public’s health.” (Lewis H. Kuller, American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 173 (9), 2011)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Emergence of Coronary Heart Disease as a Diagnosis

    Truswell, Prof. A. Stewart

    Pages 1-4

  • Experimental Pathology in St. Petersburg

    Truswell, Prof. A. Stewart

    Pages 5-8

  • Is Plasma Cholesterol Raised with Human Atherosclerosis?

    Truswell, Prof. A. Stewart

    Pages 9-11

  • Diet Can Have Worthwhile Effects on Human Plasma Cholesterol

    Truswell, Prof. A. Stewart

    Pages 13-19

  • A New Type of Observational Epidemiology

    Truswell, Prof. A. Stewart

    Pages 21-24

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8875-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8874-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9977-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cholesterol and Beyond
Book Subtitle
The Research on Diet and Coronary Heart Disease 1900-2000
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8875-8
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8875-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8874-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9977-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 227
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