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Med.: Aspirin / Heart Attacks / Fat #112076

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 27, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Boston, Massachusetts: Tim Johnson) Appearance in "New England Journal of Medicine" of study of role of aspirin in preventing heart attacks in healthy people reported; details given, animation and TV ad shown. [DOCTORS. - say they will take aspirin and advise patients to do so.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings ; Tim Johnson) Taking of aspirin, or product with active ingredients of aspirin, advised.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(NYC: John McKenzie) Development of simplesse, new fat substitute for foods, reported [NutraSweet Company chairperson Dr. Robert SHAPIRO - says product substitutes protein for fat.] Simpless animation shown while product described. [Nutritionist Dr. Audrey CROSS - discusses eating of more engineered foods.] Research on other synthetic fats noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings, Tim Johnson) Role of new product in lowering people's cholesterol and caloric intake noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Announcement of Nightline's coverage of topics given.

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim;
McKenzie, John

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