Young Women and Fish in their Diet; Lower Heart Risks

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There have been increasing evidences that lifestyle changes and the foods that are being consumed by the general public affect the status of health that they are having. If a person is living an unhealthy lifestyle and eating large amount of meats and fats in his diet, then this can most probably result to an increase risk for various lifestyle related diseases. Hence, many healthcare providers and even nutritionists advice that in one meal there should be a balance of nutrients in order to achieve a healthier life.

Also, the amount of food that a person should consume in one day should be tantamount to his activity for that day so as not to exceed with the number of calories that is needed only for one day. Furthermore, food choices affect greatly the kind of body figure and health status that a person might want.

Recently, additional evidence through a new Danish study which was published in the Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association showed that regular consumption of fish in the diet among those young women can actually reduce their risk for the development of certain cardiovascular problems.

The new study involved the analysis and examination of data gathered from about 49,000 women who have a median age of 30 years. These women were asked by the researchers through a phone interview about their lifestyle, family history, and fish consumption. The study tracked the study participants for about eight (8) years before making the necessary conclusions.

Researchers found out that those young women who chose either not to eat fish or to eat very little amount of fish in their diet for the span of eight years had about 50 per cent increased risk to develop certain cardiovascular problems as compared to those individuals who are consuming fish regularly. In addition, about 90 per cent of increase risk to have certain heart problems was found by the researchers associated with these young women who seldom or never consume fish in their diet.

Moreover, according to lead researcher, Marin Strom, a post doctoral fellow at the Centre for Fetal Programming at Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, he said: “the biggest challenge in getting health messages like this across to younger populations is that usually the benefits may not be evident for 30 or 40 years, but our study shows this is not the case.”





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