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Fish eaters weigh 10-12 lbs less according to study from Japan
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People who eat fish weigh roughly 10-12 pounds less than those who do not according to a study from Japan, and the more often they consumed fish, the less they tended to weigh. BMI of Fish-eating Men: 24 vs 25.8
Men who eat fish have an average body mass index of about 24 compared to 25.8 for men who do not. This is a difference of roughly 12 pounds for an man of average height.
(These numbers are rough interpretation from a graph in the paper since the numbers were not actually given.)
Roughly the same for women: approximate 10 lbs difference
These findings were also roughly the same for women; those who ate fish weighed less than those who did not—roughly 10 pounds less for a woman of average height, I would estimate from the graphs in the paper—and the more fish they ate, the less they tended to weigh.
3.5 ounces of fish per day
The amount of fish to define someone as eating fish or not was 3.5 ounces per day or more.
Previous study found fish eaters weigh 7 lbs less than meat eaters
A study from Britain found that fish eaters weighed about 7 pounds less than meat eaters.
Fish cuts heart attack risk in half
Modest fish consumption has also been found to reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack by 44 percent.
Yamori Y. Worldwide epidemic of obesity: hope for Japanese diets. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2004 Dec, 31 Suppl 2:S2-4.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
International Center for Research on Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases
Kinjo Gakuin University
Nagoya and Mukogawa Women’s University
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