Seven Countries Study

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An epidemiological and dietary investigation of factors associated with the morbidity and mortality attributable to heart disease in the United States, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland, Yugoslavia, and Japan, conducted by a team based at the University of Minnesota, led by the American nutritional physiologist Ancel Keys (1904–2004), whose own longevity supports his belief in the important role of nutrition in maintaining good health.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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