Science, atherosclerosis and the “age of unreason”: A review

@article{Stehbens1993ScienceAA,
  title={Science, atherosclerosis and the “age of unreason”: A review},
  author={William E. Stehbens},
  journal={Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={28},
  pages={388-395}
}
  • W. Stehbens
  • Published 1 October 1993
  • Medicine
  • Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science
Research in atherosclerosis has been dominated by the lipid hypothesis. The pathology of both the cholesterol-fed animal and of familial hypercholesterolemia has been misrepresented. The vascular lesions of these disorders are not atherosclerotic but manifestations of fat storage. There has been undue faith in the epidemiology of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis. Fundamental defects in the epidemiological approach to the cause of atherosclerosis include: (1) misuse of cause and risk… Expand
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