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We focused on consumption of caribou, beluga whale, and ringed seal because of their importance in the Inuit diet. Only data from consumers, defined as individuals who reported consuming more than 0 g/day of a particular country food, were included in the analysis.
The Inuit from Nunavik (Arctic Quebec, Canada) are heavily exposed to PCBs and methylmercury (MeHg) because of the long-range transport of these chemicals via atmospheric and ocean currents and their bioaccumulation in fish and sea mammals that are staples of the traditional Inuit diet. Boucher et al.
* DHA is an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid found abundantly in fatty fish that is a staple of the Inuit diet.
According to Gerd Mulvad and Henning Sloth Pedersen, two Greenlandic doctors, "A seventy-year old who has lived on the traditional Inuit diet of seal and whale has coronary arteries that are just as elastic as those of a twenty-year old Dane."