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Cholesterol #108693

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 20, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Dr. Tim Johnson) Significance of development of anti- cholesterol drug lovastatin for people such as Madelon Fuller discussed; her experience reviewed. Scenes shown. [FULLER - cites time factor in preparing special meals.] Problems encountered with other anti-cholesterol drugs outlined. [Hazel PHILPOT - describes taste of one drug.] [FULLER - cites results of her use of lovastatin.] [Dr. Scott GRUNDY - describes drug's effectiveness.] [Dr. Daniel STEINBERG - cites importance of drug.] Econ. factor involved cited. [Dr. John LaROSA - cautions against using drug in lieu of diet.] [GRUNDY - considers lovastatin revolutionary.]

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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