Low incidence of cardiovascular disease among the Inuit--what is the evidence?

Abstract

BACKGROUND The notion that the incidence of ischemic heart disease (IHD) is low among the Inuit subsisting on a traditional marine diet has attained axiomatic status. The scientific evidence for this is weak and rests on early clinical evidence and uncertain mortality statistics. METHODS We reviewed the literature and performed new analyses of the… (More)

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