I was at an Easter egg hunt at some country house in Dorset yesterday with the Mrs and the spawn...and four hundred other screaming time bandits.. I got gassing to a lovely (very) old couple who worked in the grounds. The lad was an ex-bootie hofficer who served yeeeears ago, when Royal was still organised into Battalions. Anyway, he mentioned that he attended reunions down at Lympstone, and during the last he had been chatting to some Falklands veterans, and he mentioned something that gave me a start. One fella he had been chatting with, claimed that out of twenty five men he had served only five remained. The majority of the men had died from heart related illness. The bootie postulated that this was down to over training of the men, too much weight, too far, too often, The chat was cut short as I had to clear off to get to the face painting stand, or the world was going to stop, but what he said niggled at me, as I had been reading Udipur's thread on cholestral the night before. I haven't got any data to back this up, only an old man's word...I don't know if this has any weight, and I doubt any sort of study has been conducted into it, but it sort of âfeelsâ right. Any medical types care to lend any weight to this, or blow this out of the water?