Subseries 5.4 - Other studies

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UTA 1480-5-5.4


Other studies


  • 1953-1969 (Creation)

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0.84 m of textual records

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This subseries contains files relating to other studies conducted using data from this project. Between 1953 and 1956, Dr. Little and his team attempted to relate diet and the consumption of animal and vegetable fat. Files include some of the work of Dr. Fraser Mustard on butter and margarine. Other files relating to diet document the effect of coffee on serum lipids in the mid 1960’s. Dr. Little and Dr. Shanoff also studied the relationship of heart size to survival of males between the ages of 30 and 69 with myocardial infarction. They found that heart enlargement significantly reduced survival rates. Other files document diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes mellitus, familial hypercholesterolemia, gout, hypertension, hypothyroidism, and obesity. Also included are studies of postmen (1954) and another on rugby players showing how exercise is associated with a high intake of calories without raising serum lipids.

Files may contain patient case information, correspondence, data and test results, and manuscripts of some articles and presentations.

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B2001-0040/031, /032, /035 (09)-11), (14): Diet Study
B2001-0040/034(16)-(20): Heart Size Study
B2001-0040:033-/035(01)-(08), (12), (13): Other studies

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Restricted. Patient case files closed for 75 years

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