The researchers found that only one study directly assessed the
prevalence of CAD or CAD risk factors, and that study showed that CAD
morbidity was similar among Inuit and American and European populations.
In most studies, the prevalence of CAD was similar for Greenland
Eskimos and Canadian and Alaskan Inuit and for non-Eskimo populations.
The original studies (Bang and Dyerberg) from the 1970s that formed the
basis of the supposed cardioprotective effect of the Eskimo diet did not
examine the prevalence of CAD.
It’s interesting - and casts doubt on the heart protective benefits of high fat diets. It’s neat that there is so much material out there for these types of meta-studies.