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Pioneering Chemist Helen Brown Fought Heart Disease

She researched heart disease in men

In an era when most women hadn't yet entered the workplace, Helen B. Brown decided she didn't want to be a housewife, but that she did want to change the habits of homemakers. Her goal was to discover whether she could teach women how to save their husbands from heart disease.

"Dr. Helen Brown led a group at the Cleveland Clinic's Research Division to better determine whether a diet pattern which greatly reduces cholesterol can reduce the incidence of heart disease." — The Cleveland Memory Project

We know today that lowering cholesterol can and does make a big difference in the heart health of both men and women.

Brown's granddaughter, independent radio producer Catherine Girardeau has this story.

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