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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 of Medicine.

"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."

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