26 Sep '11, 3am

People who eat fish a few times a week are slightly less likely to suffer strokes than those who don't: Study

People who eat fish a few times a week are slightly less likely to suffer strokes than those who don't: Study

People who eat fish a few times each week are slightly less likely to suffer a stroke than those who only eat a little or none at all, according to an international analysis. -- PHOTO: REUTERS (REUTERS) - People who eat fish a few times each week are slightly less likely to suffer a stroke than those who only eat a little or none at all, according to an international analysis. The Omega-3 fatty acids in fish may lower stroke risk through their positive effects on blood pressure and cholesterol, wrote Susanna Larsson and Nicola Orsini of Sweden's Karolinska Institutet in the journal Stroke. Their analysis was based on 15 studies conducted in the United States, Europe, Japan and China, each of which asked people how frequently they ate fish, then followed them for between four and 30 years to see who suffered a stroke. 'I think overall, fish does provide a beneficial package...

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