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March 26, 2003

Optimal Diets to Prevent Heart Disease—Reply

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(12):1509-1511. doi:10.1001/jama.289.12.1509-a

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.

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