Cholesterol intake and serum cholesterol level

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IN the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, the character played by Paul Newman jumps to the top of the prison-camp pecking order by winning a bet to eat 50 eggs in an hour. But in the annals of cholesterol consumption, perhaps he is not as remarkable as the 88-year-old man described in this issue of the Journal, who has eaten 25 eggs a day for at least 15 years.1 This man's serum cholesterol level was normal despite his dietary habit. In every family there seems to be a story of a relative who lived to a ripe old.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)912-913
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number13
StatePublished - Mar 28 1991

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