Fish Consumption and Mortality from Coronary Heart Disease

Richard B. Shekelle, Lavon Missell, Oglesby Paul, Anne Macmillan Shryock, Jeremiah Stamler, Stein E. Vollset, Ivar Heuch, Erik Bjelke, J. David Curb, Dwayne M. Reed, M. Greaves, I. J. Cartwright, A. G. Pockley, J. H. Galloway, B. E. Woodcock, F. E. Preston, Simin N. Meydani, Eduardo Siguel, Alice C. Shapiro, Jeffrey B. BlumbergHans Olaf Bang, Helena A. Gabor, Dean Kromhout, Beverley E. Phillipson, Douglas W. Rothrock, William E. Connor, William S. Harris, D. Roger Illingworth

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To the Editor: The observation by Kromhout et al. (May 9 issue)1 that consumption of fish was inversely associated with the risk of coronary death among men in Zutphen, the Netherlands, prompted us to investigate this question in the Western Electric Study. As described previously,2 the lipid composition of the diet was associated with the serum cholesterol concentration and the risk of coronary death in this cohort of middle-aged men employed by the Western Electric Company in Chicago during 1957. The new results, shown in Table 1, support the observation by Kromhout et al. Consumption of fish at entry was.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)820-824
Number of pages5
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number13
StatePublished - Sep 26 1985
Externally publishedYes

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