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The one-fifth of women consuming the most fish were 8% less likely to die
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The one-fifth of women consuming the most non-fried fish were 8% less likely to die during a 16-year follow-up than the one-fifth of women consuming the least according to a study of 240,729 men and 180,580 women from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study.
Women consuming the most were
- 10% less likely to die from a heart attack or stroke, and
- 38% less likely to die from Alzheimer’s
However, women with the highest fried fish consumption was associated with a 3% higher risk of dying (the one-fourth consuming the most vs the one-fourth consuming the least) during the 16 year follow-up.
The one-fifth of women consuming the most fish consumed roughly one (1) ounce per day or more versus roughly 0.2 ounces or less for the one-fifth consuming the least.
Zhang Y, Zhuang P, He W, Chen JN, Wang WQ, Freedman ND, Abnet CC, Wang JB, and Jiao JJ. Association of fish and long-chain omega-3 fatty acids intakes with total and cause-specific mortality: prospective analysis of 421 309 individuals. J Intern Med, 2018 Jul 17; published online.
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Jingjing Jiao, PhD
Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health
Zhejiang University School of Medicine
866 Yuhangtang Road,
Jianbing Wang, MD, PhD
Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics
School of Public Health, Zhejiang University School of Medicine,
866 Yuhangtang Road
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