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The War on Cholesterol: Perspectives from Both Sides.

Reporter Thomas J. Moore. In his new book, Heart Failure, Moore argues that one of America's biggest health concerns - trying to reduce cholesterol - is a waste of time. Moore re-examines health studies and concludes that diet and exercise do relatively little to lower cholesterol, and almost nothing to increase lifespan. Moore also examines the little reported dangers of heart surgery and other coronary procedures. Part of Moore's book appears in the September issue of The Atlantic Monthly under the title "The Cholesterol Myth." Terry also talks with Dr. W. Virgil Brown of the National Cholesterol Education Program.

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Other segments from the episode on September 20, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 20, 1989: Interview with Thomas J. Moore and W. Virgil Brown; Review of the album "The Abduction from the Seraglio"; Interview with George Brown; Review of the…

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