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Men with one-fifth highest mercury levels were 2.2X more likely to have heart attack
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The one-fifth of men with the highest toenail mercury levels were 2.2 times more likely to have a heart attack compared to the one-fifth of men with the lowest levels according to a study which looked at 684 men from eight (8) European countries and Israel who had a heart attack and compared them to 724 men selected to be representative of the same populations.
Guallar E, Sanz-Gallardo MI, van’t Veer P, Bode P, Aro A, Gomez-Aracena J, Kark JD, Riemersma RA, Martin-Moreno JM, and Kok FJ. Mercury, fish oils, and the risk of myocardial infarction. N Engl J Med, 2002 Nov 28; 347(22): 1747-1754.
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Department of Epidemiology and
Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Baltimore, MD 21205-2223, USA
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