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In Single Gene, a Path to Fight Heart Attacks.

The discovery announced on Wednesday was hinted at in 2008 in a much smaller study of the Amish conducted by researchers from the University of Maryland's medical school. One in 20 Amish people has a mutation that destroys a gene, involved in triglyceride metabolism, compared with one in 150 Americans generally.

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Dr. Barry Sears

Hello, is anyone home? The best way to reduce triglycerides is to take more fish oil. It’s not the triglycerides that are related to heart disease, but an indication of insulin resistance (measured by the TG/HDL ratio) that is caused by cellular inflammation. I think I pointed this out more than a decade ago in “The OmegaRx Zone.”

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