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January 1, 1991

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George Mann hosted a small meeting of researchers with alternative views.






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The AHA and NHLBI together also administered the vast majority of grants for all cardiovascular research. By the mid-1990s, the NHLBI’s annual budget had reached $1.5 billion, with most of those funds going to heart disease research; the AHA, meanwhile, was devoting about $100 million a year toward original research. These two pots of money dominated the field. The NIH or AHA financed virtually all the American-led studies we will discuss in this book. The only other significant source of research funding came from the food and drug industries, which researchers tried to avoid for the obvious reason of avoiding any conflict of interest or even the appearance of one. As George Mann wrote in 1991, when he hosted a small meeting of researchers with alternative views, “This was a daunting task, because we cannot obtain federal funding, and we must not accept food industry funding lest we be seen as speaking for a vested interest.”

- Nina Teicholz - Page 70

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Heart Disease
Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, refers to a range of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. It is a broad term that encompasses various conditions, including coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, and valvular heart diseases, among others. Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide.
Diet-Heart Hypothesis
The diet-heart hypothesis, also known as the lipid hypothesis, proposes that there is a direct relationship between dietary fat intake, particularly saturated fat and cholesterol, and the development of heart disease. It suggests that consuming high amounts of these fats leads to an increase in blood cholesterol levels, specifically low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which in turn contributes to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in the arteries. Some consider this hypothesis nothing more than wishful thinking.
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