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Long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and coronary artery calcification in Japanese men

Long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and coronary artery calcification in Japanese men

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a major public health problem not only in developed but also in developing countries.1 CHD rates in Japan are uniquely low compared to the USA and other developed countries.In a paper in April's Heart, Akira Sekikawa and colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh looked at whether serum concentrations of long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCn3PUFAs) contribute to the difference in the incidence rate of coronary artery calcification (CAC) between Japanese men in Japan and white men in the USA.Alistair Lindsay asks him what they found.Read the full paper:Long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and incidence rate of coronary artery calcification in Japanese men in Japan and white men in the USA: population based prospective cohort study http://goo.gl/rwKUCW

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