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Fish oil may not prevent heart disease after all.

In 1968, an anonymous editorial in the Danish Medical Society's weekly journal laid bare a puzzling pattern of disease among Inuit in Greenland. Coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease, was strangely uncommon among the Inuit.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The diet of the Inuit today is very different than it was 40 years ago. The Japanese are the second largest consumers of fish, have a nationalized health system with excellent records, and their rates of CHD mortality is 7 times lower than Americans, even through their total cholesterol levels are virtually the same. I didn’t see any mention of this fact in the article.

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