Japanese Diet Heavy On Fish Helps Prevent Heart Disease

July 29, 2008

A new study has shown that the typical Japanese diet consisting of fish, rich in omega-3 fats could help you prevent clogged arteries.<br /> ....Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that the typical Japanese diet consisting of fish, rich in omega-3 fats could help you prevent clogged arteries.

Researchers now believe that the death rate from heart disease for Japanese men far below that of American men, due to the added consumption they have of fish.

The new study looked at Japanese men living in Japan, as well as Japanese men living in the United States, and white men living in the United States.

In total, 868 men were looked at, all of middle-age.

What researchers found was that the level of omega-3 in the blood of Japanese men living in Japan was double that of the Japanese men living in the U.S., and the white men living in the U.S.

Researchers believe that this is why the rate of heart disease is far lower in Japanese men, because omega-3 fats are linked to lower plaque build-up in arteries.

The study has been published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.


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