Preparation key to getting health benefits of fish

May 24, 2011

Researchers from George Washington University followed the eating habits of more than 90,000 post menopausal women. Those who consumed at least five servings a week of broiled fish , rich in omega-3 fatty acids, had a 30 percent lower risk of heart failure.

But it's a whole different story if the fish was fried.

Those who had just one fried fish sandwich a week increased their risk of heart failure by 48 percent.

The report also finds darker fish, such as salmon and mackerel, have higher levels of omega-3 compared to white meat species such as tuna or sole.

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