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Increased fish intake can help 'protect against heart disease'

Published on 07/10/2009
Following a healthy diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and participating in regular physical activity is proven to help reduce the risk of heart disease in the long-term.

Tracy Wright from Fish4Ever said: "One way of increasing the health of the nation as a whole is to increase the amount of fish we eat. But there are few people who have built fish into their diets regularly.

"Fish can be difficult to store and cook. One answer is to use canned fish but some varieties do not contain as much of the heart friendly omega-3 as fresh fish."

Last month, the British Heart Foundation welcomed new research that suggested eating oily fish can help protect people with diabetes from heart failure.

The study, published in the European Journal of Heart Failure, recommended consuming one to two portions of oily fish each week, including salmon, mackerel or sardines.
© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2009

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