Population studies, genetics and sifting reality from myth

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Bjerregaard, Peter (2005)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: International Journal of Circumpolar Health (issn: 1797-237X, eissn: 1239-9736)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/ijch.v64i3.17983

For more than a generation, it has been a lergerly undisputed truth that, via its high contents of n-3 fatty acids, the unique diet of the Inuit caused a similarly unique low incidence of ischemic heart disease. Studies of the effects of (relatively low doses of) n-3 fatty acids in white populations seem to support the alleged biological effect. Studies of disease incidence and mortality among the Inuit, however, no not present a clear picture, and analytical epidemiological studies of IHD among the Inuit are virtually absent.(Int J Circumpolar Health 2005; 64(3):202-203)
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