Masters Thesis

The effect of three cooking methods on the cholesterol content of frankfurters.

Coronary heart disease is the major public health problem in the United States and in many other countries. In 1970 some 666,000 Americans, of whom about 171,000 were under the age of sixty-five, died of coronary heart disease and many more were disabled by the same disorder. The direct causes of atherosclerosis remain a mystery but an increasing number of facts about the disease are known. Epidemiologic, experimental, and clinical investigations have identified a number of "risk factors" associated with susceptibility to coronary heart disease. Those factors which appear to be most strongly associated with the disease are elevated blood serum cholesterol levels, hypertension, excessive cigarette smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity.