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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Dietary fat is not responsible for heart disease

This post includes a summary of a paper published in the Journal of Atherosclerosis Research Volume 4, Issue 4, 8 July 1964, Pages 289-312

Study title and authors:
Cardiovascular disease in the Masai
G.V. Mann a, R.D. Shaffera, R.S. Anderson a, H.H. Sandstead a, H. Prendergast b, J.C. Mann b, S. Rose b, J. Powell-Jackson b, S. Moitanik b, J. Ol Monah b, S.M. Isaac b, Onesimo H. Msangi b, E. Frank b, J. Martin c, J. Lane c, I. Rasmussen c and K. Dicks c
The Nutrition Division, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tenn. (U.S.A.)

This paper can be accessed at:

This study involved 400 Masai men and additional women and children, and investigated the relationship between diet and heart disease.

The study found;
(a) The men had a diet of exclusively meat and milk.
(b) They had NO heart disease.

Dr. Mann concluded that dietary fat is not responsible for heart disease.