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Increased intake of fish can boost good cholesterol levels

Posted March 4, 2014

The consumption of fish has long been known to be beneficial for health; however, the mechanisms by which fats and other useful nutrients found in fish work in the human body are not fully known. Now research confirms that increasing the intake of fatty fish increases the number of large HDL particles. People who increased their intake of fish to a minimum of 3-4 weekly meals had more large HDL particles in their blood than people who are less frequent eaters of fish. Large HDL particles are believed to protect against cardiovascular diseases.

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Omega-3-rich fish intake during pregnancy may boost birth weight for babies: European data

Posted February 26, 2014

Higher intakes of fish during pregnancy may lead to infants with a higher birth weight, as well as reducing the risk of pre-term births, according to data from 19 European birth cohort studies.

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Fish Derived Serum Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Reduce Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Posted January 15, 2014

High concentrations of serum long-chain omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a University of Eastern Finland study published recently in Diabetes Care. The sources of these fatty acids are fish and fish oils.

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Habitual fish intake and clinically silent carotid atherosclerosis

Posted January 10, 2014

Fish consumption is recommended as part of a healthy diet. However, there is a paucity of data concerning the relation between fish consumption and carotid atherosclerosis. We investigated the association between habitual fish consumption and asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis, defined as the presence of plaques and/or increased intima-media thickness (>= 0.90 mm), in non-diabetic participants.

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Fish Consumption Increases Sperm Count

Posted October 15, 2013

Bacon and other processed meats decrease the sperm count whereas fish improves the sperm count, says study. For the Harvard University study, researchers questioned 156 men, who were having trouble conceiving a baby with their partners, regarding their diet and the size and shape of their sperm, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

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Fish acquire more mercury at depth due to photochemical reactions breaking down mercury at the ocean surface

Posted August 27, 2013

Mercury – a common industrial toxin – is carried through the atmosphere before settling on the ocean and entering the marine food web. Now, exciting new research from the University of Michigan and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) combines biogeochemistry and direct marine ecology observations to show how the global mercury cycle is colliding with ocean fish – and the human seafood supply – at different depths in the water.

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Scientists Aim to Increase Health Benefits of Fish

Posted August 15, 2013

Scientists seek to improve health benefits of rainbow trout using dietary coriander oil along with vegetable oil to improve fatty acid composition in the fillet. The health benefits of consuming omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids such as EPA and DHA are well established. The primary sources of these fatty acids in the human diet are through fish and seafood. Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, are studying new methods of improving the fatty acid composition of farmed fish.

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Eating fish weekly ‘halves’ risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Posted August 13, 2013

Eating one portion of fatty fish every week, or four of lean fish, could halve the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden sent a questionnaire to all women between 1987 and 1990 who were a part of The Swedish Mammography Cohort Study and born between 1914 and 1948.

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Lack of fish in diet linked to anxiety in pregnancy

Posted July 15, 2013

Women who do not eat fish during pregnancy are more likely to experience high levels of anxiety at that time. Researchers from Children of the 90s at the University of Bristol and the Federal University of Rio de Janiero, Brazil, have found a link between the types of diet eaten, particularly whether this includes fish, and anxiety in pregnancy. They suggest that eating fish during pregnancy could help reduce stress levels.

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Oily Fish Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, What Other Foods Do the Same?

Posted June 29, 2013

New research states that eating oily fish, which contain omega-3 fatty acids, once or twice a week can reduce breast cancer risk by 14 percent. This is great news for women, but what other foods can also help women prevent breast cancer?

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