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Half of People Who Have Heart Attacks Don’t Even Know It

When Julie Llamas Rickman went to the emergency room five years ago, she thought her asthma was acting up. She felt short of breath and tired. But it turned out she'd had a heart attack. Rickman was only 41 and didn't think she was at particular risk until a doctor told her.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Silent heart attacks are a consequence of increased cellular inflammation in the arterial cells. The best way to reduce that cellular inflammation is by using high-dose omega-3 fatty acids to reduce the AA/EPA ratio in the blood. The average AA/EPA ratio of Americans is seven times that of the Japanese, and not surprisingly the levels of heart attacks in Japanese is seven times lower although the LDL cholesterol levels in both populations are essentially the same.


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