Japanese Fishy Diet Ensures Safer heart

31 July 2008

Hi friends..!

This is for those who are looking in keen to minimize viable risk towards heart attack and its related disease.

Begin your diet with a non-fried fish or any seafood as served in most Japanese Restaurants . Because there is a study where most of the Japanese men are protected against clogged arteries, cardiovascular risks and other heart related problem by eating fishes like tuna, salmon, sardines etc. and the researchers identified omega-3 fatty acids, secreted in fish oil, as the source of medicine. This in turn has drastically reduced the death rate in Japan from coronary heart disease.

It is obvious from their eating habit, because on an average Japanese consume about 3 ounces of fish daily, while typical Americans eat them say perhaps twice a week. Statistically, Per day intake of omega-3 fatty acids from fish in Japan ranges 1.3 grams which is 6 times more than that of the US ranging only 0.2 grams.

Earlier studies by Sekikawa's team also proved that Japanese men had considerably less cholesterol upsurged in their arteries when compared to the whites in US-despite similar blood cholesterol and blood pressure readings, similar rates of diabetes and much higher rates of cigarette smoking.

The study enrolled 868 randomly selected men aged 40 to 49. Of these, 281 were Japanese men from Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan; 306 were white men from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; and 281 were third- or fourth-generation Japanese-American men from Honolulu, Hawaii.

Sekikawa and colleagues found that the total level of fatty acids was similar in the three groups, but the percentage represented by fish-based omega-3 fatty acids was two-fold higher in Japanese men living in Japan (9.2 percent) when compared to white men (3.9 percent) and Japanese-American men (4.8 percent) living in the US.

So why cant we follow Japanese Diet here after...?

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