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    Fish cuts heart attack risk


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    Saturday, November 15, 2003 9:37 am Email this article
    A 30-year study appearing in The New England Journal of Medicine found that men who ate eight ounces or more of fish each week had a 44 percent lower risk of dying of a heart attack than men who ate none. The study did not consider whether the subjects ate lean or fatty fish. The researchers analyzed data from the Chicago Western Electric Study, which followed 2,107 men who worked at the Western Electric Co. The average participant was overweight, ate far too much fat and cholesterol, drank a lot, smoked and got little exercise. That sounds like a lot of people I know.

    REFERENCES

    ??Ω Daviglus ML, Stamler J, Orencia AJ, Dyer AR, Liu K, Greenland P, Walsh MK, Morris D, Shekelle RB. Fish consumption and the 30-year risk of fatal myocardial infarction. New England Journal of Medicine, 1997 Apr 10, 336(15):1046-53.

    ??Ω Fish oils critical for dieters?, Obesity Research Update, Mar 1997, 2(3):17.

    ??Ω Fish eaters weigh less, Obesity Research Update, Mar 1997, 2(3):17.

    ??Ω Interview with Artemis Simopoulos, MD, ORU, Jan 1997, 2(1):4.

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