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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Heart failure risk lower in women who often eat baked/broiled fish

The American Heart Association just released the results of a study that looked at women who eat baked/broiled fish on a regular basis.

Here are some of the Study Highlights:
  • The risk of developing heart failure was lower for postmenopausal women who frequently ate baked or broiled fish, but higher for those who ate more fried fish.
  • Dark fish such as salmon was healthier for the heart than tuna or white fish such as sole.
  • Eating fried fish one or more times per week was associated with a 48 percent higher risk of heart failure in postmenopausal women compared to those who ate it infrequently.
If you want to read the whole news release from the American Heart Association, here's the link: http://www.newsroom.heart.org/index.php?s=43&item=1344

Here are a couple links to more information on the health benefits of eating fish:

JAMA Patient Page: Eating Fish: Health Benefits and Risks (American Medical Association) PDF

Nutrition Facts for Cooked Seafood (Food and Drug Administration) - PDF

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