Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Drs Hu and Willett1 concluded
that diets high in nonhydrogenated unsaturated fats, whole grains, fruits
and vegetables, and adequate omega-3 fatty acids can offer significant protection
against coronary heart disease (CHD). Although I agree with most of these
recommendations, I am concerned that addition of fish and omega-3 fats may
not provide a truly optimal diet for overall human health, much less for patients
with heart disease.
McDougall J. Optimal Diets to Prevent Heart Disease—Reply. JAMA. 2003;289(12):1509-1511. doi:10.1001/jama.289.12.1509-a