Plasma essential fatty acids in pure and mixed race American Indians on and off a diet exceptionally rich in salmon.

@article{Bates1985PlasmaEF,
  title={Plasma essential fatty acids in pure and mixed race American Indians on and off a diet exceptionally rich in salmon.},
  author={C G Bates and C J van Dam and David F. Horrobin and N A Morse and Y-S. Huang and Mehar S. Manku},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={77-84}
}
Eskimos on a traditional diet have unusually low prevalences of cardiovascular disease and cancer. One possible reason is the high intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) which is thought to account for the high EPA and low arachidonic acid (AA) levels in Eskimo plasma. People who also consume a traditional diet exceptionally rich in EPA are the Indians of the west coast of Vancouver Island. There are about 12,000 of these people and their traditional diet has been affected much less than that of… CONTINUE READING

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