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Sucrose in the diet and coronary heart disease

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      Abstract

      The widely publicized theory that sucrose in the diet is a major factor in the development of coronary heart disease has been examined. The theory is not supported by acceptable clinical, epidemiological, theoretical or experimental evidence.
      It has been claimed that the theory is supported by international statistics, by the time trend of the incidence rate, by comparison of dietary habits of coronary patients and “controls,” and by experiments. Not one of these claims is justified by the actual evidence.

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