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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Eat Fish, Prevent Stroke

From HealthGems Newsletter, Volume 11:

"Researchers reviewed data collected from 70,839 women who were free from diagnosed cardiovascular disease. The researchers found that higher consumption of omega-3 oils from fish was associated with decreased risk of total strokes, with a more protective decrease for thrombotic (blood clot) stroke. Women who ate fish 2 to 4 times a week compared to women with the lowest intake were 40% less likely to suffer from all types of stroke. Higher fish intake was not associated with an increased risk of hemmorrhagic (bleeding) stroke.
"Journal of the American Medical Association, 2001;285:304-12."