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  • Scientist, 98, challenges orthodoxy on causes of heart disease

    Fred Kummerow, a professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois, describes his work, which contradicts commonly held notions about the role of dietary cholesterol.

    Fred Kummerow, a professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois, describes his work, which contradicts commonly held notions about the role of dietary cholesterol.

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      Fred Kummerow, a professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois, describes his work, which contradicts commonly held notions about the role of dietary cholesterol.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Lipid researcher Fred Kummerow talks about his life and work. An animation shows how oxysterols contribute to heart disease.

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  • To reach Fred Kummerow, call 217-344-6380. The interview in Clinical Lipidology, “Correlation Between Oxysterol Consumption and Heart Disease,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.