Japan's Heart-Healthy Diet: Fish Is Key
Study Shows High Omega-3 Levels in Japanese Diet Cuts Heart Disease Rates
The 'Omega-3 Hypothesis' continued...
He concludes this and other research suggest that the "cardioprotective
punch of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids may be no match for diets high in
fat, particularly saturated fat."
Cardiologist Robert Eckel, MD, who is a past president of the American Heart
Association, says studies in heart attack patients treated
with very high doses of omega-3 have generally proven disappointing.
Eckel is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School
"We have known for some time that people who eat more fish seem to have
less heart disease," Eckel tells WebMD. "This study supports that, but
more research is needed."