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Fish, not fish oil, prevents stroke

Are you fishing for a way to lower your risk of stroke? If so, put that jar of omega-3 supplements back on the shelf and head for the seafood aisle, according to a science review in BMJ.

Researchers identified published studies that examined the links between stroke and either consumption of fish or intake of omega-3 fatty acids. The search identified 39 separate studies involving a total of 794,000 individuals. Here are the main findings:

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