The mustard theory of heart disease

Given that just about everything one can possibly eat seems to be bad for you, I'm not sure if Dr. Jackson Blair was a crackpot or ahead of his time with his theory that mustard is the secret cause of heart disease.

But for Blair, mustard was just the tip of the iceberg. It was "part of a wider theory that condiments—pepper, ginger, mustard and mayonnaise, which contains mustard—cause hypertension."

As with everything, I suspect how much of it one eats might play a role.


Palladium-Item and Sun-Telegram - Sep 2, 1965

Posted By: Alex - Sun Feb 04, 2018
Category: Food, 1960s, Disease





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