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Eat more fatty fish
  1. Adam Possner
  1. Correspondence to Assistant Professor Adam Possner, General Internal Medicine, George Washington University, Medical Faculty Associates, 2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 2-105 South, Washington, DC 20037, USA; apossner{at}

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and exercise more.

this is what I advise my patients

when their good cholesterol is low

triglycerides high.

I use a letter

a thin piece of paper light on words

which makes for quite a lean envelope

mostly bones really.

most patients swim past.

and yet a few always take the bait

ending up in front of crumbled ice

and prices per pound.

dressed in workout clothes

they ask the man in the plastic smock

for a pound of fatty fish—salmon

a piece freshly caught.

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