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Learning From Our Parents’ Heart Health Mistakes

Had the coronary death rate continued its meteoric rise, today more than 1.7 million Americans would succumb to heart disease each year. Instead, there's been a significant decline, to some 425,000 deaths a year, with a commensurate increase in longevity of 8.7 years between 1970 and 2010.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
This article misses the point that Japanese have very low rates of heart disease mortality, have similar LDL levels as Americans, and smoke like chimneys.  The reason is that they 7 times less heart disease is that they have a much lower AA/EPA ratio to reduce the inflammation that causes heart disease.

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