Cutting through the confusion on the ever-changing lipid debate


On the day of his first myocardial infarction US President Dwight Eisenhower tucked into a breakfast of sausage, bacon and hotcakes, a lunch of hamburger stuffed with onions, and roast lamb for dinner.1 Eisenhower, who had given up a four-pack-a-day smoking habit six years earlier, went on to experience another six infarcts before his death in 1969.

Today, despite significant advances in understanding the role of fat and cholesterol in coronary artery disease, debate continues over good and bad dietary fats