Medicine: Is Seafood Good for the Heart?

Eating some kinds of fish may reduce coronary disease

There is no shortage of old wives' tales about the virtues of eating fish: it is "brain food," according to legend, and cod-liver oil is a cure for all that ails. The wives may have been onto something. Eating a little fish a day may indeed keep the doctor away, particularly the cardiologist. That is the implication of three new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The largest of the studies, conducted in the Netherlands, found a direct link between the amount of fish in the diet and the rate of death from heart disease. Investigators monitored the...

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