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Fish Are Better Than Some Drug Treatments For Heart Attack Victims


Diet Containing Oil-Rich Fish Confers More Benefit Than Some Pharmacological Regimens

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In a letter in this week's BMJ, Roger Harrison from Wigan and Bolton Health Authority and Michael Burr from the University of Wales College of Medicine comment on a study reporting that the benefits of a diet containing oil-rich fish for survivors of heart attack may exceed those from some pharma-cological regimens. In their study of 2033 male survivors of heart attack, deaths were reduced by one third among those who ate oil-rich fish on a regular basis. The authors of the letter point out that this simple and cheap dietary intervention was not found to have any important side effects.


Roger Harrison, NHS Research Fellow, Wigan and Bolton Health Authority, Wigan
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