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Eric Bahrt's secret

I've just finished reading "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" by Caldwell Esselstyn Jr, who says his research shows it should be possible to eradicate the No 1 killer in Western civilisation through consumption of a totally plant-based diet.

Towards the end, mention is made of the "brachial artery tourniquet test" (referred to as the "BART test"). The author dreams of Bart-positive meals in schools, Bart-negative warnings in restaurants and Bart-status food labelling and packaging. "Although my Bart fantasy may never come true," he writes, "the basic point is that the place to start is definitely by enlightening the public."

So Eric, come on, what does the "H" stand for?

John Shepherd

Bangkok


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