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Re-evaluation of the traditional diet-heart hypothesis

A great detective story and also serves to underline the need for all clinical trial data to be published and stored in a publicly accessible format.

Ramsden, of the National Institutes of Health, unearthed raw data from a 40-year-old study, which challenges the dogma that eating vegetable fats instead of animal fats is good for the heart. The study, the largest gold-standard experiment testing that idea, found the opposite, Ramsden and his colleagues reported on Tuesday in BMJ.