Alumnus publishes theory on ischemic heart disease: Leslie M. Klevay

Leslie M. Klevay ’56, MD’60, recently published a short summary, in Nutrition Research Reviews, of his theory that ischemic heart disease is caused by copper deficiency. This theory is the simplest and most general explanation of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of this illness because it incorporates other theories on fetal programming, homocysteine and iron overload.