Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fishy diet comes with lower risk of stroke

A few days ago, fried fish got, sadly, a deserved minus mark in an article about how people living in areas that serve a lot of fried fish tend to have more strokes.

Now, good news about fish and stroke risks, from Reuters Health - fishy diet comes with lower risk of stroke:
Women who eat more than three servings of fish per week are less likely to experience a stroke, a new study suggests.

Specifically, fish-lovers in Sweden were 16 percent less likely to experience a stroke over a 10-year-period, relative to women who ate fish less than once a week.

"Fish consumption in many countries, including the U.S., is far too low, and increased fish consumption would likely result in substantial benefits in the population," said Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian of the Harvard School of Public Health, who reviewed the findings for Reuters Health.

Common sense? Yes, but too often, people, me included, don't listen to common sense. However, I'm guessing they're not talking about fried catfish, my favorite food.

1 comment:

Linda said...

I have 2 daughters with fish and seafood allergies.

Unfortunately fish, even the tablet supplements are not in my future but it sure sounds like for most people a lifestyle change that sure woudn't hurt to try.